An heiress loves a poor but proud young surgeon.
Margaret Agnes Paul, née Colvile (1829–1905) wrote a dozen novels between 1856 and 1886, of which this was the fifth. Just one volume, like many of her works, this has a good plot drawn from ordinary life, and a few vivid characters.
“A very pleasant evening’s reading--clever, sensible, brief, lively, and refined.... It is sometimes a relief to read a novel which is good enough to admire, and not powerful enough for even a pretence to immortality.” Spectator, November 9, 1861
“interesting and original...related in a sharp, concise manner, which renders it very pleasant reading.” Athenaeum, November 9, 1861
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