Anne: A Novel by Constance Fenimore Woolson

By Constance Fenimore Woolson

Constance Fenimore Woolson was once the nice niece of James Fenimore Cooper and a detailed buddy and correspondent of Henry James. A profitable brief tale and novel author Woolson was once one of many "local color", or American literary regionalism authors well known in late-nineteenth century the USA. She travelled greatly via the US and Europe the place she collected fabric for her works. Woolson's tales specialise in personality, dialects, customs and panorama which are specific to a area. Her stories are frequently imbued with a feeling of nostalgia for an international no longer but in keeping with the fashionable global of improvement.

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This Chen family is an old connection of the Chia family. ” “Last year, when at Chin Ling,” Yue-ts’un continued with a smile, “some one recommended me as resident tutor to the school in the Chen mansion; and when I moved into it I saw for myself the state of things. Who would ever think that that household was grand and luxurious to such a degree! But they are an affluent family, and withal full of propriety, so that a school like this was of course not one easy to obtain. The pupil, however, was, it is true, a young tyro, but far more troublesome to teach than a candidate for the examination of graduate of the second degree.

Tai-yue eagerly rose and greeted her. Old lady Chia then smiled. “You don’t know her,” she observed. “This is a cunning vixen, who has made quite a name in this establishment! ” Tai-yue was just at a loss how to address her, when all her cousins informed Taiyue, that this was her sister-in-law Lien. Tai-yue had not, it is true, made her acquaintance before, but she had heard her mother mention that her eldest maternal uncle Chia She’s son, Chia Lien, had married the niece of Madame Wang, her second brother’s wife, a girl who had, from her infancy, purposely been nurtured to supply the place of a son, and to whom the school name of Wang Hsi-feng had been given.

But my child was at the time not quite over her illness, and that is why she has not yet started. I was, this very moment, cogitating to send my daughter to the capital. And in view of the obligation, under which I am to you for the instruction you have heretofore conferred upon her, remaining as yet unrequited, there is no reason why, when such an opportunity as this presents itself, I should not do my utmost to find means to make proper acknowledgment. I have already, in anticipation, given the matter my attention, and written a letter of recommendation to my brother-in-law, urging him to put everything right for you, in order that I may, to a certain extent, be able to give effect to my modest wishes.

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