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An edition of The Foundling (1948)

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An edition of The Foundling (1948)

The Foundling

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The Groom. Enormously wealthy, scrupulously mannered and suffocatingly confined by his title the 24 years old Adolphus Gillespie Ware, the 7th Duke of Sale -- known to friends as Gilly -- is a diffident young, easily pushed around by his overprotective uncle and the retinue of devoted family retainers who won't let him lift a finger for himself. He sometimes wishes he could be a commoner and longed for a spot of true excitement. When he learns that his marriage has already been arranged, orphaned Gilly, who is determined to wed for love only, discovers that his intended is the same woman he has secretly loved for years.

The Bride. Lovely Harriet Presteigne had already been informed that she was expected to marry diffident Gilly, her old childhood friend. Unfortunately, the thought had never occurred to the groom-to-be until his uncle cum guardian told him. She accepted with reasonable good grace the necessity of carrying on the line. She liked Gilly; she simply didn't love him -- certainly not in the way he dreamed love should be.

The adventures. So when Gilly's cousin found himself in quite a pickle -- a beautiful country girl claimed Gideon had proposed! -- Looking for some excitement, Gilly delightfully took it upon himself to remedy the situation with an incognito journey. But his secret foray into the countryside was fraught with danger as well as thrills, he confronts a blackmailer, he encounters a runaway school boy, a beautiful but airheaded orphan, appealing and well-spoken comic villains, and a series of alarming and even life threatening events from which he can extricate himself only with the help of his fiancée… In night Gilly brought to Harriet's home Belinda Ware, a beautiful young "foundling," asking his fiancee's help in hiding her from her "pursuers." It was as fantastic a story as Harriet had ever heard --a situation which showed the seemingly gentle Gilly in quite another light....

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Cover of: The foundling
The foundling
2009, Sourcebooks Casablanca
in English
Cover of: The Foundling
The Foundling
1981, Pan in association with Heinemann
in English

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Edition Notes

Originally published, London , Heinemann, 1948.

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Dewey Decimal Class
823/.912

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Pagination
350p. ;
Number of pages
350

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL14991463M
Internet Archive
foundling00heye
ISBN 10
0330200313
Library Thing
16532
Goodreads
2122858

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