"Powerfully and attractively written."--_Pittsburg Post_.
"A story best described with the word 'charming.'"--_Washington Post_.
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY, NEW YORK.
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WIT, SPARKLING, SCINTILLATING WIT, IS THE ESSENCE OF
Kate of Kate Hall,
By Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler, whose reputation was made by her first
book, "Concerning Isabel Carnaby," and enhanced by her last success,
"Place and Power."
"In 'Kate of Kate Hall,' by Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler, the question of
imminent concern is the marriage of super-dainty, peppery-tempered Lady
Katherine Clare, whose wealthy godmother, erstwhile deceased, has left
her a vast fortune, on condition that she shall be wedded within six
calendar months from date of the testator's death.
"An easy matter, it would seem, for bonny Kate, notwithstanding her
aptness at sharp repartee, is a morsel fit for the gods.
"The accepted suitor appears in due time; but comes to grief at the last
moment in a quarrel with Lady Kate over a kiss bestowed by her upon her
godmother's former man of affairs and secretary. This incident she
haughtily refuses to explain. Moreover, she shatters the bond of
engagement, although but three weeks remain of the fatal six months. She
would rather break stones on the road all day and sleep in a pauper's
grave all night, than marry a man who, while professing to love her,
would listen to mean and malicious gossips picked up by tell-tales in
the servants' hall.