Elective Affinities; Quotes

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"Spring was coming on: a rich, beautiful life would soon everywhere be bursting; and Edward spoke of it with delight." (Part I, Chapter 1, p. 140)

"'Men think most of the immediate—the present; and rightly, their calling being to do and to work. Women, on the other hand, more of how things hand together in life, . . . because their destiny is bound up in this interdependence.'" (Part I, Chapter 1, p. 143)

"'Self-consciousness, my dearest husband,' insisted Charlotte, 'is not a sufficient weapon. It is very often a most dangerous one for the person who bears it.'" (Part I, Chapter 1, p. 146)

"Hitherto, everything had gone as he desired. Charlotte had become his; he had won her at last, with an obstinate, a romantic fidelity: and now he felt himself, for the first time, contradicted, crossed in his wishes . . ." (Part I, Chapter 2, p. 148)

". . . for anyone else, it would have been...

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