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In the nineteenth century, the world is on the brink of changing forever. The Napoleonic Wars have upended European politics and the Industrial Revolution is reshaping humanity's relationship with the natural world. On the island of Guernsey, a young misfit endangers his life to win the love of a local heiress. Toilers of the Sea is a novel by Victor Hugo.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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- ASIN : B081TMLLWC
- Publisher : Good Press (November 21, 2019)
- Publication date : November 21, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 2575 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 294 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 153271632X
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,922,245 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Déruchette was Mess Lethierry's niece and he didn't believe in any of the foolish superstitious nonsense the villagers spewed out. Gilliatt may have lived in a haunted house, Bû de la Rue, but the specters had long since left its walls. Lethierry was an understanding man and perhaps he could win the hand of his niece. Those simple letters traced in the snow had changed something inside him. Gilliatt fell in love on that Christmas day, but how could he win Déruchette's heart? He would have to somehow convince Lethierry that he was worth of her love.
This is a powerful romance of Gilliatt, a man who has little chance of winning his love. Of course this is a maudlin romance, but even as old-fashioned as it was I wanted Déruchette to fall in love with the reclusive Gilliatt. The novel is set in the 1820s on the Isle of Guerney. The novel does turn quite adventurous and more complicated as Gilliatt takes to the seas to impress Lithierry and win the hand of his niece, Déruchette. "The Toilers of the Sea" was first published in 1866.
Gilliatt: a reclusive young man the townspeople fear
Mess Lethierry: wealthy shipowner, Déruchette's uncle, and Gilliatt's friend
Déruchette: Lethierry's niece, the young woman Gilliatt has fallen in love with
Sieur Clubin: Captain of Lethierry's ship
Rantaine: Lethierry's one-time partner
Rev. Ebenezer Caudray: the man Déruchette falls in love with
This carries a story at the same time it teaches. Young people should get acquainted.