Tales of Fashionable Life - Vol. 4

Tales of Fashionable Life - Vol. 4

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Tales of Fashionable Life - Vol. 4

Tales of Fashionable Life - Vol. 4

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The following stories were promised in the preface to the first volume of Tales of Fashionable Life; they were then withheld, because it was thought, that six volumes of such a slight texture would be too many to publish at one time. Two of the tales, Vivian and Emilie de Coulunges, had been nearly written ten years ago ; The Absentee alone was written lately.

Miss Edgeworth’s general views, in these stories, are explained in the preface to the first volume. I cannot, however, omit repeating, that public favour has not yet rendered . . .

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