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1899. From the notable literary couple of Egerton Castle and his wife, Agnes (Sweetman) Castle, who was a sister of the novelist Francis Blundell comes the first of their popular, stylish historical romances, The Pride of Jennico. The novel relays the story of an English aristocrat who inherits a princedom in Moravia. The story begins: As the wind rattles the casements with impotent clutch, howls down the stair-turret with the voice of a despairing soul, creeps in long irregular waves between the tapestries and the granite walls of my chamber and wantons with the flames of logs and candles; knowing, as I do, that outside the snow is driven relentlessly by the gale, and that I can hope for no relief from the company of my wretched self,-for they who have learnt the temper of these wild mountain winds tell me the storm must last at least three days more in its fury,-I have bethought to me, to keep from going melancholy crazed altogether, to set me some regular task to do. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.