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Fate of Fenella

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1. Chapter I - Fenella
2. Chapter II - Kismet
3. Chapter III - How It Strikes a Contemporary
4. Chapter IV - Between Two Fires
5. Chapter V
6. Chapter VI
7. Chapter VII - So Near - so Far Away
8. Chapter VIII
9. Chapter IX
10. Chapter X
11. Chapter XI - Mme de Vigny's Revenge
12. Chapter XII
13. Chapter XIII - The Scars Remained
14. Chapter XIV - Derelict
15. Chapter XV
16. Chapter XVI - In New York
17. Chapter XVII
18. Chapter XVIII
19. Chapter XIX
20. Chapter XX - Through Fire and Water
21. Chapter XXI - Alive or Dead
22. Chapter XXII
23. Chapter XXIII
24. Chapter XXIV - Whom the Gods Hate Die Hard

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    One book, twenty-four authors ... Fenella is the beautiful, girlish and headstrong heroine of a sensational Victorian novel which continually passes from one writer's cliffhanger to another's resolution. Fenella, with her young son Ronny, is recuperating in a Harrogate hotel, where her flirtatious behaviour has already broken the heart of a fellow guest, a rising barrister. Her feelings at her estrangement from her young husband, who appears to be flaunting his manipulative French mistress to the world, are still running high. Impulsively, she strikes back with an invitation to the French count whose flirtation had fired her husband's jealousy. The stage is set for a crime in mysterious circumstances, bringing Fenella into a sorrowful womanhood, and changing the lives of those around her forever. Violence, misunderstanding, love, intrigue, kidnapping, disaster ... mystery, sensation, social commentary, wit and romance combine across continents as each writer takes up the story."The publishers claim with no little satisfaction that in this book they offer the reading public a genuine novelty. The idea of a novel written by twenty-four popular writers is certainly an original one. The ladies and gentlemen who have written The Fate of Fenella have done their work quite independently of each other. There has been collaboration but not consultation. As each one wrote a chapter it was passed on to the next, and so on until it reached the hands of Mr. F. Anstey, whose peculiar and delightful humor made him a fitting choice for bringing the story to a satisfactory close."