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10 January, 2017

1834 Books (Study Guide): 1834 Novels, Helen, Drottningens Juvelsmycke, the Last Days of Pompeii, 1834 in Literature, an Australian Grammar


Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher’s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: 1834 Novels, Helen, Drottningens Juvelsmycke, the Last Days of Pompeii, 1834 in Literature, an Australian Grammar, Peter Simple, Lucien Leuwen. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Helen is a novel by Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849). It was written in 1834, late in the author’s life, and was her last work. It is currently unavailable from any major publisher, but may be found in several reprint editions. Helen tells the story of a young orphan, Helen Stanley, whose guardian, Dean Stanley, has squandered his fortune and left Helen without means of support. She is forced to take up residence with the local vicar, whose wife is astonished that none of the Stanleys’ aristocratic friends have offered a refuge to her. Eventually, however, the Davenant family returns from abroad and invite Helen to their daughter’s new home, Clarendon Park. (Cecilia Davenant has just married General Clarendon.) Helen journeys to join her dear friend Cecilia, and the first half of the novel describes Helen’s experiences among the most fortunate of Britain’s elite under the tutelage of Lady Davenant, who in some ways favors Helen over her own daughter Cecilia. In the second and more dramatic half of the novel, Lady Davenant departs with her husband, who has been named ambassador at the Court of St. Petersburg, Russia. Helen is left to the care of General Clarendon and Cecilia. By this time she is engaged to Granville Beauclerc, a young and handsome man who is another of Lady Davenant’s favorites. All does not run smoothly for Helen, however. Before her marriage, Cecilia has carried on an amorous correspondence with Colonel d’Aubigny, a worthless roué who has since died. These letters reappear in a packet addressed to Cecilia’s husband. Cecilia implores Helen to act as if the

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