Heir of Redclyffe

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A novel by C. M. Yonge, published 1853.

Guy Morville, the heir of a baronetcy and an ancient house, is hot‐tempered but generous. His priggish cousin Philip, by passing on ill‐founded suspicions about Guy, at first succeeds in thwarting Guy's marriage to his guardian's daughter Amy. Guy's character is eventually vindicated and he marries Amy. On their honeymoon they find Philip severely ill with fever; Guy nurses him through the fever, catches it himself, and dies, whereby the now repentant Philip inherits Redclyffe.

Subjects: Literature.

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Charlotte Mary Yonge (1823—1901) novelist