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Bettie's Books

A Stuga On the Cusp of the Orust Riviera, tucked away next to a hobbit hole in the woods.

East Lynne (Oxford World's Classics)

East Lynne - Mrs. Henry  Wood, Elisabeth Jay Yay - Project Gutenberg comes up trumps again.In an easy-chair of the spacious and handsome library of his town house, sat William, Earl of Mount Severn.When sensation novels burst upon a quiescent England these novels became immediate best sellers, surpassing all previous book sales records. However, high brow critics writing in academic journals of the day decried the phenomenon and criticized its practitioners (and readers) in the harshest terms. The added notoriety derived from reading the novels probably served only to contribute to their popularity.2.5*