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Elsie Venner A Romance of Destiny by Oliver…

Elsie Venner A Romance of Destiny

by Oliver Wendell Holmes

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This is a curious novel from an esteemed writer of the 19th century. It would be difficult to say much about the plot and characters without giving away the story, so i will just say that it is set in a New England village and the main characters are a widowed professor of a kindly and philosophical nature and his rather peculiar daughter. You can read the novel online at Project Gutenberg, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2696/2696-h/2696-h.htm
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0405081375, Hardcover)

This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1862 edition by Alphons Dürr, Leipzig. Authorized edition

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In this classic of the supernatural, a physician puzzles over seventeen-year-old Elsie's neurosis and fiery temper--only diagnosing her when he learns that the girl's mother, while pregnant, was bitten by a poisonous snake. Exploring themes of original sin and redemption in the footsteps of Hawthorne, this 1861 novel coined the term "Boston Brahmin."… (more)

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