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|Title:||A Daughter of the Marionis [To Win the Love He Sought]|
|Publisher:||Ward, Lock & Co., Limited|
A vendetta makes a capital plot for the novelist who takes characters from Southern life for his story, and in Margharita, "a daughter of the Marionis," we have a not impossible character. She does not appear till late in the story, but takes up the vendetta of her uncle with a will; how that vendetta. succeeds it is not for us to reveal Marioni himself is a fine figure, and the scene when, having been let out of prison an old man, he seeks to resume his scheme of vengeance, and visits the degenerate committee of the "White Hyacinth Society "is full of stern pathos. The struggle Margharita has between love and hatred is also well described, and the interest in the story is never allowed to flag, and it continues absorbing to the end.
The Spectator, 23 May, 1896. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Oppenheim, E. Phillips
E. Phillips Oppenheim, in full Edward Phillips Oppenheim (born Oct. 22, 1866, London, Eng.—died Feb. 3, 1946, St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, U.K.), internationally popular British author of novels and short stories dealing with international espionage and intrigue.
After leaving school at age 17 to help in his father's leather business, Oppenheim wrote in his spare time. His first novel, Expiation (1887), and subsequent thrillers caught the fancy of a wealthy New York businessman who bought out the leather business at the turn of the century and made Oppenheim a high-salaried director. He was thus freed to devote the major part of his time to writing. The novels, volumes of short stories, and plays that followed, totaling more than 150, were peopled with sophisticated heroes, adventurous spies, and dashing noblemen. Among his well-known works are The Long Arm of Mannister (1910), The Moving Finger (1911), and The Great Impersonation (1920).--Encyclopaedia Britannica.
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