CHAPTER I. CRIMSON FAVOURS.
M. de Tavannes smiled. Mademoiselle averted
her eyes, and shivered; as if the air, even of that
close summer night, entering by the door at her elbow,
Stanley J. Weyman (pronounced Wyman), best known as a writer of historical romances, enjoyed his greatest popularity during the decades before and after the turn of the century. Known as "the English ...
Historical fiction of the late nineteenth century was characteristically romance of the cloak-and-sword school, and perhaps no author's work typified this form as well as the stories and novels of Sta...