Ailsa Page is a classic story of love and courage in the face of war from early twentieth century American author Robert W. Chambers, a master of historical and romantic fiction. Against the backdrop of the Civil War, rich widow Ailsa Page and a younger soldier of suspicious birth form an unlikely but passionate bond. Their love stands in contrast to the war, which rages on, eventually forcing the soldier to leave Ailsa and go to the battlefront. Moving between New York and Virginia, the story interweaves the lovers’ passion and hope with the thrilling battles in which the soldier must fight. In this masterful example of historical fiction, Chambers narrates both a compelling romance and a pivotal moment in American history.
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The butler made an instinctive movement to detain him, but he flung him aside and entered the drawing-room, the servant recovering his equilibrium and following on a run. Light from great crystal chandeliers dazzled him for a moment; the butler again confronted him but hesitated under the wicked ...Back to top