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Aguilar, Grace.

Days of Bruce


A Posthumous Aguilar Romance
Aguilar, Grace. The Days Of Bruce; A Story From Scottish History. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1852.
2 vols., 8vo.; brown cloth, stamped in gilt. In a specially made cloth slipcase.  
First edition of this historical romance, which represents a sharp change from Aguilar's usual themes of Judaism and domesticity. But, as her mother writes in the preface, these female characters are illustrative "of much that its Author considered excellent in women. In the high-minded Isabella of Buchan is traced the resignation of a heart wounded in its best affections, yet trustful midst accumulated misery. In Isoline may be seen the self-inflicted unhappiness of a too confident and self reliant nature; while in Agnes is delineated the overwhelming of a mind too much akin to heaven in purity and innocence to battle the stern and bitter sorrows with which her life was strewn."

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