The House on the Beach
by George Meredith
Number of pages: 323
A young woman is forced by conscience to become inappropriately engaged to a far older man, who threatens to reveal the secret that her father was previously a deserter. Although the novella wasn't written until the late 1870s, Meredith had started the story 15 years prior.
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