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By Anna Campbell

"**It Takes A Lady**

Brilliant student Genevieve Barrett is familiar with easy methods to continue a mystery. Her identification because the writer of her father's educational articles has consistently been her maximum deception—until an enthralling housebreaker attempts to scouse borrow the mysterious Harmsworth Jewel from her. She doesn't exhibit that she acknowledges her father's devastatingly good-looking new scholar because the thief himself. For Genevieve, this may be the main seductive mystery of all...

**To seize A Thief**

Sir Richard Harmsworth has been residing a lie, conserving a rakish façade to teach society that he doesn't care approximately his prestige as a bastard. but lengthy haunted by means of his unknown father's identification, Richard believes the Harmsworth Jewel will ascertain his declare because the rightful inheritor. but if Richard units out to seduce the bookworm who possesses the stone, he as a substitute falls for its appealing proprietor. yet at the same time she steals Richard's center, Genevieve can be in higher threat than her coveted treasure...

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In The Spy (1821), the first of Cooper's tales of the painful division of loyalties occasioned by the Independence movement, the American The Waverley-mode/ 39 Tories are, unmistakably, the counterparts of Edward Waverley and his Jacobite relations. However, it should be said straightway that, despite the rich potential of the subject and some moving glimpses of what befell the American Tories (notably in Hawthorne's "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" and Cooper's Wyandotte), American historical romancers were generally unable to invest the American Loyalists with the dignity and pathos and intelligence which are to be found in many of Scott's Stuart Loyalists.

Cooper was soon followed by Manzoni in The Betrothed (1827); by Pushkin in The Captain's Daughter (1831) and Adam Mickiewicz in the Polish epic Pan Tadeuz (1834); a n d much later by Tolstoy in The Cossacks (1852). These are but the greatest names among those who joined in extending Scott's achievement as a historical romancer into international tradition - something much more than a fad and less than a "movement" - of immense social as well as literary interest. In the remaining sections of this chapter I shall discuss the abiding political relevance and meaning — the major theme — embodied in the Waverley-model; its origins in literary theory and practice before Waverley, its epic aspirations; and finally its embodiment in one of Cooper's major historical romances.

For the historiographical virtues of Scott's novels are also found in American novels like Satanstoe and The Scarlet Letter. Besides, historiographical and literary virtues are intimately related and sometimes even identical. Scott was among the earliest writers, in the words of Hugh TrevorRoper, "To see the past on its own t e r m s . . to respect its autonomy, to 29 30 The American Historical Romance sympathise with its coherent assumptions, and at the same time not to surrender to mere nostalgia or lose .

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