A young lady is displaced at her father’s death by a vulgar ship-chandler.
Emma Robinson (1814-1890) wrote fifteen novels between 1843 and 1867, most of them historical; this, however, is contemporary, an odd combination of farce and ghost story, written in a sometimes tortured but always lively style.
“The plot is dramatic enough, and would make an excellent farce. As a story it is very entertaining.” Caledonian Mercury, July 26, 1862
“Unlikely scenes...described with dash and spirit.” Athenaeum, September 13, 1862
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