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The aristocrat

Conrad Richter (Author)
Secure in her Victorian mansion, in her Pennsylvania town, flying her flag in defense of principle and old-time decorum, Miss Alexandria Morley takes on and outclasses the mighty coal company (she's caught them cheating on taxes); civilizes her roughhewn young doctor (good character is no license for crudity); copes patiently (family obligations are sacred) with the poor old cousin who is a tidal wave of garrulous idiocy; stands firm against the poisonous cousin who is a knot of destructive envy; puts herself gently at the service of a sweet young cousin who cannot decide among her eligible beaux.--Publisher's description
Print Book, English, 1968
Knopf, New York, NY, 1968