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Diana of the Crossways
by George Meredith
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Vol. I.
Chapter I. Of Diaries and Diarists Touching the Heroine.
Chapter II. An Irish Ball.
Chapter III. The Interior of Mr. Redworth and the Exterior of Mr. Sullivan Smith.
Chapter IV. Containing Hints of Diana's Experiences and of What They Led To.
Chapter V. Concerning the Scrupulous Gentleman Who Came Too Late.
Chapter VI. The Couple.
Chapter VII. The Crisis.
Chapter VIII. In Which Is Exhibited How a Practical Man and a Divining Woman Learn to Respect One Another.
Chapter IX. Shows How a Position of Delicacy for a Lady and Gentleman Was Met in Simple Fashion Without Hurt to Either.
Chapter X. The Conflict of the Night.
Chapter XI. Recounts the Journey in a Chariot, With a Certain Amount of Dialogue, and a Small Incident on the Road.
Chapter XII. Between Emma and Diana.
Chapter XIII. Touching the First Days of Her Probation.
Chapter XIV. Giving Glimpses of Diana Under Her Cloud Before the World and of Her Further Apprenticeship.
Chapter XV. Introduces the Hon. Percy Dacier.
Vol. II.
Chapter I. Treats of a Midnight Bell, and of a Scene of Early Morning.
Chapter II. "The Princess Egeria."
Chapter III. The Authoress.
Chapter IV. A Drive in Sunlight and a Drive in Moonlight.
Chapter V. Diana's Night-watch in the Chamber of Death.
Chapter VI. "The Young Minister of State."
Chapter VII. Between Diana and Dacier: the Wind East Over Bleak Land.
Chapter VIII. Records a Visit to Diana From One of the World's Good Women.
Chapter IX. Indicates a Soul Prepared for Desperation.
Chapter X. Once More the Crossways and a Change of Turnings.
Chapter XI. In Which a Disappointed Lover Receives a Multitude of Lessons.
Chapter XII. Contains Matter for Subsequent Explosion.
Chapter XIII. Dialogue Round the Subject of a Portrait, With Some Indications of the Task for Diana.
Vol. III.
Chapter I. Shows the Approaches of the Political and the Domestic Crisis in Company.
Chapter II. In Which There Is a Taste of a Little Dinner and an Aftertaste.
Chapter III. A Chapter Containing Great Political News and Therewith an Intrusion of the Love-god.
Chapter IV. Wherein We Behold a Giddy Turn At the Spectral Crossways.
Chapter V. Exhibits the Springing of a Mine in a Newspaper Article.
Chapter VI. In Which It Is Darkly Seen How the Criminal's Judge May Be Love's Criminal.
Chapter VII. Reveals How the True Heroine of Romance Comes Finally to Her Time of Triumph.
Chapter VIII. Is Conclusive As to the Heartlessness of Women With Brains.
Chapter IX. An Exhibition of Some Champions of the Stricken Lady.
Chapter X. Convalescence of a Healthy Mind Distraught.
Chapter XI. Of Nature With One of Her Cultivated Daughters and a Short Excursion in Anticlimax.
Chapter XII. In Which We See Nature Making of a Woman a Maid Again, and a Thrice Whimsical.
Chapter XIII. Contains a Revelation of the Origin of the Tigress in Diana.
Chapter XIV. The Penultimate: Showing a Final Struggle for Liberty and Run Into Harness.
Chapter XV. Nuptial Chapter; and of How a Barely Willing Woman Was Led to Bloom With the Nuptial Sentiment.

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