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Mount Royal - Volume 3

M. E. Braddon

Book Overview: 

A classic Victorian sensation novel filled with romance, mystery, and murder with emphasis on romance.

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .ad better go and watch the inquest, and make yourself useful to the coroner," sneered Leonard, who had been drinking his coffee in moody silence until now. "You seem to think yourself so uncommonly clever and far seeing."

"Well, I flatter myself I know as much about sport as most men; and I've handled a gun before to-day, and know that the worst gun that was ever made won't go off and shoot a fellow through the heart without provocation of some kind."

"Who said he was shot through the heart?"

"Somebody did—one of your people, I think."

Mrs. Tregonell sat at the other end of the table, half hidden by the large old-fashioned silver urn, and next her sat Jessie Bridgeman, a spare small figure in a close-fitting black gown, a pale drawn face with a look of burnt-out fires—pale as the crater when the volcanic forces have exhausted themselves. At a look from Christabel she rose, and they two left the room together. Five minutes l. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Volumns 1 through 3. I really like M E Braddon's books because I can usually tell what is going to happen within the first 3 chapters of a book. Ms Braddon's books are always different from what I expect in romance books. This book is romance, mystery,murder, christian and the best part lost love. T

Great work of tragedy. The cruelest romance I’ve ever read. From the beginning the author was contriving new ways to separate the two main characters in this book. There was a romance in the beginning but it all went down hill from there and there is no happy ending.

Reviewing all 3 Volumes, because they do not stand alone. Rather slow moving, even for Braddon. Christabel, a beautiful young heiress, has been brought up properly by her wealthy aunt. The aunt’s greatest longing is for Christabel to marry her scoundrel son (whom Mother believes to be perfect). Whil

This is more romantic and less “sensational” than most of Braddon’s work. It also has a stronger moral/Christian tone than most of her work (something I associate more with her fellow sensation novelist, Mrs Wood). Nevertheless it is an easy read and Mrs Braddon’s witty prose is to be enjoyed. I kep