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This book, "A brief memoir of Mrs. Lydia M. Malcom Late of Boston, Mass. wife of Rev. Howard Malcom. Twelfth thousand," by Lydia M. Malcom, is a replication of a book originally published before 1866. It has been restored by human beings, page by page, so that you may enjoy it in a form as close to the original as possible.
The Boston Curse is a horrifying comedy set in rural Lincolnshire in 1994. This ill-fated tale begins in a small isolated village deep in the heart of the fens. M. J. Poynter is a disillusioned college lecturer, driven to the brink of despair by the antics of his unmotivated students. After several mysterious deaths the author is confronted by a series of strange questions ranging from the comic to the bizarre. Is the town of Boston infested with zombies? Could people really be dying from an ancient curse? And what are the locals in the village trying to hide? These strange questions lead him to investigate an old farmhouse at the bottom of Blackmore Drove where a deep, dark secret has been hidden for over 150 years. Disturbed by what he finds the author travels to the neighbouring towns of Boston and Spalding where he slowly unearths the true identity of the village and its shocking past. What he eventually discovers will leave you stricken with terror and disbelief. Based upon real life events this autobiographical novel reveals a terrifying tale from one of the most haunted counties in all of England.
The Bostonians is a novel by Henry James, first published as a serial in The Century Magazine in 1885-1886 and then as a book in 1886. This bittersweet tragicomedy centers on an odd triangle of characters: Basil Ransom, a political conservative from Mississippi; Olive Chancellor, Ransom's cousin and a Boston feminist; and Verena Tarrant, a pretty, young protegee of Olive's in the feminist movement. The storyline concerns the struggle between Ransom and Olive for Verena's allegiance and affection, though the novel also includes a wide panorama of political activists, newspaper people, and quirky eccentrics.Mississippi lawyer and Civil War veteran, Basil Ransom, visits his cousin Olive Chancellor in Boston. She takes him to a political meeting where Verena Tarrant delivers a feminist speech. Ransom, a strong conservative, is annoyed by the speech but fascinated with the speaker. Olive, who has never before set eyes on Verena, is equally fascinated. She persuades Verena to leave her parents' house, move in with her and study in preparation for a career in the feminist movement. Meanwhile, Ransom returns to his law practice in New York, which is not doing well. He visits Boston again and walks with Verena through the Harvard College grounds, including the impressive Civil War Memorial Hall. Verena finds herself attracted to the charismatic Ransom.Basil eventually proposes to Verena, much to Olive's dismay. Olive has arranged for Verena to speak at the Boston Music Hall. Ransom shows up at the hall just before Verena is scheduled to begin her speech. He persuades Verena to elope with him, to the discomfiture of Olive and her fellow-feminists. The final sentence of the novel shows Verena in tears - not to be her last, James assures us.
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