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Life and Art of Richard Mansfield Volume 2; With Selections from His Letters (Paperback) Loot Price: R404
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Life and Art of Richard Mansfield Volume 2; With Selections from His Letters (Paperback): William Winter
Life and Art of Richard Mansfield Volume 2; With Selections from His Letters (Paperback): William Winter

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Life and Art of Richard Mansfield Volume 2; With Selections from His Letters (Paperback)

William Winter

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 Excerpt: ...condition to a Page, who is her messenger, --an expedient equally needless, senseless, and absurd. The suspicion and jealousy of the King, however, are shown to have been fomented by her, and by the priest and Alva, and peril rapidly darkens around the Prince and the Queen; but a fortunate chance causes Philip to test the integrity of the Marquis de Posa and to raise that nobleman to the rank of Prime Minister. In that station the Marquis protects Carlos, --but without first explaining his plan to the Prince, --by presently causing him to be arrested and imprisoned, in order to keep him out of danger: and, after that, the King having become persuaded of the Prince's guilt, the Marquis contrives, through the prearranged miscarriage of a self-incriminating letter, to shield Carlos, by assuming the whole burden of his friend's offence. The climax is soon reached. King Philip, convinced by the guileful letter that it is the Marquis who loves the Queen, and that the Marquis is a traitor, causes him to be shot, from an ambush, in the prison, just after he has explained his friendly plot to Carlos, and made known the measures that have been devised for the salvation of the good cause in the Netherlands. Here, dominant over a scene of complex emotion, genuine tragic import, and superb eloquence, Carlos turns upon the King and overwhelms him with a torrent of passionate invective, wild lamentation, and bitter rebuke. Carlos is now free; but his foes have surprised the secret of his intended flight to Flanders, --there to oppose his royal father's power; and they provide for his capture. A midnight meeting between Carlos and the Queen occurs, in the garden of the Escurial. Their mood is one of almost celestial exaltation. The Prince would dedicate himself to the liberati...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: William Winter
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 82
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-87433-8
Barcode: 9781150874338
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-150-87433-3

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