Diana of the Crossways — Complete
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Diana of the Crossways — Complete

By George Meredith
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  • DIANA OF THE CROSSWAYS
  • 1897
  • CHAPTER I. OF DIARIES AND DIARISTS TOUCHING THE HEROINE
  • CHAPTER II. AN IRISH BALL.
  • CHAPTER III. THE INTERIOR OF MR. REDWORTH, AND THE EXTERIOR OF MR. SULLIVAN SMITH
  • CHAPTER IV. CONTAINING HINTS OF DIANA'S EXPERIENCES AND OF WHAT THEY LED TO
  • CHAPTER V. CONCERNING THE SCRUPULOUS GENTLEMAN WHO CAME TOO LATE
  • CHAPTER VI. THE COUPLE
  • CHAPTER VII. THE CRISIS
  • CHAPTER VIII. IN WHICH IS EXHIBITED HOW A PRACTICAL MAN AND A DIVINING WOMAN LEARN TO RESPECT ONE ANOTHER
    • 'You see, you are my crutch,' Lady Dunstane said to him,—raising the stick in reminder of the present.
  • CHAPTER IX. SHOWS HOW A POSITION OF DELICACY FOR A LADY AND GENTLEMAN WAS MET IN SIMPLE FASHION WITHOUT HURT TO EITHER
  • CHAPTER X. THE CONFLICT OF THE NIGHT
    • Her brain was a steam-wheel throughout the night; everything that could be thought of was tossed, nothing grasped.
  • CHAPTER XI. RECOUNTS THE JOURNEY IN A CHARIOT, WITH A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DIALOGUE, AND A SMALL INCIDENT ON THE ROAD
  • CHAPTER XII. BETWEEN EMMA AND DIANA
  • CHAPTER XIII. TOUCHING THE FIRST DAYS OF HER PROBATION
  • CHAPTER XIV. GIVING GLIMPSES OF DIANA UNDER HER CLOUD BEFORE THE WORLD AND OF HER FURTHER APPRENTICESHIP
  • CHAPTER XV. INTRODUCES THE HON. PERCY DACIER
  • CHAPTER XVI. TREATS OF A MIDNIGHT BELL, AND OF A SCENE OF EARLY MORNING
  • CHAPTER XVII. 'THE PRINCESS EGERIA'
  • CHAPTER XVIII. THE AUTHORESS
  • CHAPTER XIX. A DRIVE IN SUNLIGHT AND A DRIVE IN MOONLIGHT
    • The fatal time to come for her was in the Summer of that year.
  • CHAPTER XX. DIANA A NIGHT-WATCH IN THE CHAMBER OF DEATH
    • He stepped into the room, and thrilled to hear the quiet voice beside the bed: 'Who is it?'
  • CHAPTER XXI. 'THE YOUNG MINISTER OF STATE'
  • CHAPTER XXII. BETWEEN DIANA AND DACIER: THE WIND EAST OVER BLEAK LAND
  • CHAPTER XXIII. RECORDS A VISIT TO DIANA FROM ONE OF THE WORLD'S GOOD WOMEN
  • CHAPTER XXIV. INDICATES A SOUL PREPARED FOR DESPERATION
  • CHAPTER XXV. ONCE MORE THE CROSSWAYS AND A CHANGE OF TURNINGS
  • CHAPTER XXVI. IN WHICH A DISAPPOINTED LOVER RECEIVES A MULTITUDE OF LESSONS
  • CHAPTER XXVII. CONTAINS MATTER FOR SUBSEQUENT EXPLOSION
  • CHAPTER XXVIII. DIALOGUE ROUND THE SUBJECT OF A PORTRAIT, WITH SOME INDICATIONS OF THE TASK FOR DIANA
  • CHAPTER XXIX. SHOWS THE APPROACHES OF THE POLITICAL AND THE DOMESTIC CRISIS IN COMPANY
  • CHAPTER XXX. IN WHICH THERE IS A TASTE OF A LITTLE DINNER AND AN AFTERTASTE
  • CHAPTER XXXI. A CHAPTER CONTAINING GREAT POLITICAL NEWS AND THEREWITH AN INTRUSION OF THE LOVE-GOD
    • Dacier was pacing about the drawing-room, as in a place too narrow for him.
  • CHAPTER XXXII. WHEREIN WE BEHOLD A GIDDY TURN AT THE SPECTRAL CROSSWAYS
    • Danvers accompanied Mr. Dacier to the house-door. Climbing the stairs, she found her mistress in the drawing-room still.
  • CHAPTER XXXIII. EXHIBITS THE SPRINGING OF A MINE IN A NEWSPAPER ARTICLE
  • CHAPTER XXXIV. IN WHICH IT IS DARKLY SEEN HOW THE CRIMINAL'S JUDGE MAY BE LOVE'S CRIMINAL.
  • CHAPTER XXXV. REVEALS HOW THE TRUE HEROINE OF ROMANCE COMES FINALLY TO HER, TIME OF TRIUMPH
  • CHAPTER XXXVI. IS CONCLUSIVE AS TO THE HEARTLESSNESS OF WOMEN WITH BRAINS
  • CHAPTER XXXVII. AN EXHIBITION OF SOME CHAMPIONS OF THE STRICKEN LADY
  • CHAPTER XXXVIII. CONVALESCENCE OF A HEALTHY MIND DISTRAUGHT
  • CHAPTER XXXIX. OF NATURE WITH ONE OF HER CULTIVATED DAUGHTERS AND A SHORT EXCURSION IN ANTI-CLIMAX
  • CHAPTER XL. IN WHICH WE SEE NATURE MAKING OF A WOMAN A MAID AGAIN, AND A THRICE WHIMSICAL
    • Gradually the enthusiasm of the booth and bystanders converted the flying of a leather ball into a subject of honourable excitement.
  • CHAPTER XLI. CONTAINS A REVELATION OF THE ORIGIN OF THE TIGRESS IN DIANA
  • CHAPTER XLII. THE PENULTIMATE: SHOWING A FINAL STRUGGLE FOR LIBERTY AND RUN INTO HARNESS
  • CHAPTER XLIII. NUPTIAL CHAPTER; AND OF HOW A BARELY WILLING WOMAN WAS LED TO BLOOM WITH THE NUPTIAL SENTIMENT
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