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Kept in the Dark (original 1882; edition 1997)
by Anthony Trollope, Derek Parker (Introduction), Kate Aldous (Illustrator), David Skilton (Editor)
Kept in the Dark by Anthony Trollope (1882)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0192827405, Paperback)Written in 1882, Kept in the Dark is a compelling story of jealousy, obstinacy and marital estrangement. Strong-minded Cecelia Holt cannot bring herself to tell George Western of her previous engagement to Sir Francis Geraldine. When her husband learns the truth, their marriage seems to be headed for disaster. The story has a painful contemporary moral which would today raise troubling questions regarding the submission of wives to their husbands.
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Kept in the Dark was published in 1882, the year of Trollope's death. Cecilia Holt is in search of a husband, and finds one but fails to tell him about a prior botched engagement to Sir Francis Geraldine. Much is made of this deception, but all ends in a happy reconciliation. As is characteristic in Trollope's novels, there's a marvelous sub-plot: the comic counterpoint of Cecilia's friend trying to snag Sir Francis.
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