By Kathryn Smith
"A suggestion of marriage she couldn't refuse...
Lord Braven has stored Rachel Ashton's lifestyles two times, it seems-when he snatched her from the icy Yorkshire river...and while he provided to marry her. Now the determined leave out should be rid ceaselessly of the repulsive husband-to-be her horrid stepfather has ""sold"" her to. yet although either agree their marriage is in identify simply, Rachel reveals she can't push aside her burning have to flavor the candy kiss of her rushing benefactor.
A ardour they can now not resist
Having a true spouse is unthinkable, because Braven must not ever love back. And so long as this sham marriage isn't really consummated, his middle will stay secure -- and his mystery can cross untold. however the beautiful good looks tempts the haunted lord unmercifully along with her deep lavender eyes and sensuous complete lips. How can he withstand this so much perilous hope, whilst his center swears it'd be extra risky nonetheless to disclaim himself the ecstasy of actual love?
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Hardy was concerned enough to send sketches so that the illustrator would know how the novelist had visualized his own material, yet he was content to leave the matter of the finished illustrations in the hands of Tinsley's Magazine and Pasquier. The pressure of serial writing, the fact that he was not accustomed to the way things were done in the world of magazine publication, and that he did not at this time fully realize the potential impact of illustration may explain why Hardy took no further interest in these illustrations.
Again, this style of illustration has not been understood very well because it has been measured by the aims, methods, and results of the two earlier schools. And when representational illustration is measured by the Cruikshank school, its differences become exaggerated, its positive qualities obscured. Yet it is also true that much of the illustration for this era is undistinguished. Such a statement is not meant to be disparaging: much of the THE HISTORIC CONTEXT 23 fiction is also undistinguished.
Unused to literary deadlines, Hardy began to feel the pressures of magazine writing. An additional result of the pressures of installment writing, believes Carl 1. Weber, was that it "had led him into inartistic prolixity;" 4 he had padded his manuscript to fill the spatial demands of his editor. Later, Hardy realized what demands serial publication had made on his writing as he revised and cut this text for subsequent editions. In addition to his own problems in producing a manuscript, Hardy became aware that others also had their deadlines.