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« on: September 18, 2023, 04:54:23 am »

Mary St. Leger Kingsley was born in Eversley (Hampshire) in 1852, a daughter of the author Charles Kingsley. She used the pen-name "Lucas Malet" for her literary production.

As well as much else, she left us the following novels:

    Mrs Lorimer (1882)
    Colonel Enderby's Wife (1885)
    Little Peter (1888)
    A Counsel of Perfection (1888)
    The Wages of Sin (1891)
    The Carissima (1896)
    The Gateless Barrier (1900)
    The History of Sir Richard Calmady (1901)
    The Far Horizon (1906)
    The Score (1909)
    The Wreck of the Golden Galleon (1910)
    Adrian Savage (1911)
    Damaris (1916)
    Deadham Hard (1919)
    The Tall Villa (1920)
    The Survivors (1923)
    The Dogs of Want (1924)

The novel "Adrian Savage" is constructed in five parts, as follows:
   
PART ONE: CONCERNING THE DEAD AND THE LIVING (8 chapters)
1-1   In which the Reader is Invited to Make the Acquaintance of the Hero of this Book
1-2   Wherein a Very Modern Young Man Tells a Time-Honoured Tale with but Small Encouragement
1-3   Telling How René Dax Cooked a Savory Omelette, and Why Gabrielle St. Leger Looked Out of an Open Window at Past Midnight
1-4   Climbing the Ladder
1-5   Passages from Joanna Smyrthwaite’s Locked Book
1-6   Some Consequences of Putting New Wine into Old Bottles
1-7   In which Adrian Helps to Throw Earth into an Open Grave
1-8   A Modern Antigone
   
PART TWO: THE DRAWINGS UPON THE WALL (6 chapters)
2-1   A Waster
2-2   The Return of the Native
2-3   A Straining of Friendship
2-4   In which Adrian Sets Forth in Pursuit of the Further Reason
2-5   With Deborah, under an Oak in the Parc Monceau
2-6   Recording the Vigil of a Scarlet Homunculus and Aristides the Just
   
PART THREE: THE OTHER SIDE (8 chapters)
3-1   Recording a Brave Man’s Effort to Cultivate His Private Garden
3-2   A Strategic Movement which Secures Victory while Simulating Retreat
3-3   In which Euterpe is Called Upon to Play the Part of Interpreter
3-4   Some Passages from Joanna Smyrthwaite’s Locked Book
3-5   In which Adrian’s Knowledge of Some Inhabitants of the Tower House is Sensibly Increased
3-6   Which Plays Seesaw between a Game of Lawn Tennis and a Prodigal Son
3-7   Pistols or Politeness---For Two
3-8   "Nuit de Mai"
   
PART FOUR: THE FOLLY OF THE WISE (5 chapters)
4-1   Re-enter a Wayfaring Gossip
4-2   In the Track of the Brain-storm
4-3   In which the Storm Breaks
4-4   On the Heights
4-5   De Profundis
   
PART FIVE: THE LIVING AND THE DEAD (9 chapters)
5-1   Some Passages from Joanna Smyrthwaite’s Locked Book
5-2   Recording a Sisterly Effort to Let in Light
5-3   In which Joanna Embraces a Phantom Bliss
5-4   "Come Unto These Yellow Sands"
5-5   In which Adrian Makes Disquieting Acquaintance with the Long Arm of Coincidence
5-6   Concerning a Curse, and the Manner of Its Going Home to Roost
5-7   Some Passages from Joanna Smyrthwaite’s Locked Book
5-8   In which a Strong Man Adopts a Very Simple Method of Clearing His Own Path of Thorns
5-9   Wherein Adrian Savage Succeeds in Awakening La Belle au Bois Dormant

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