A Widow's Tale


Short Fiction

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In A Widow's Tale      or second source:   1 volume   

The Story

When young widow Nelly Brunton comes on a visit to her cousins the Bamptons, she disrupts a little flirtation between May Bampton and a near stranger, Percy Fitzroy - who has swiftly turned his attention to herself. Now home again with her children at Haven Green, at first it is delightful to have her new "friend" dropping in from London. But as time passes it becomes unclear whether he is honestly courting her, or has a disrespectful object behind his frequent visits.

British publishing information

Periodical:   Cornhill Magazine   Jul - Sep 1893

First edition:   William Blackwood and Sons (collected in A Widow's Tale) 1898

Series and Themes

Passion / Love-Hate

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