A Son of the People

A Son of the People  (1913) 
by Baroness Orczy
London, New York, Toronto: Hodder and Stoughton; circa 1913. Warning: contains racial stereotyping.

In this romance of the Hungarian plains the Baroness Orczy writes with ease and grace, and her peasant characters are no mere pasteboard figures. They are charged with life. Most important of them is one Andras, "a son of the soil," the son of a small tenant farmer in the domain of the "big man" of the neighbourhood. The "big man" falls into financial difficulties, and Andras, aided by cash left to him by a miser father, comes to the rescue, claiming as his reward the hand of the "big man's" daughter. … —from the review in the Bookman March 1906 [Full review on the Talk page]


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A SON
OF THE PEOPLE

A continuation of THE
SCARLET PIMPERNEL;
the liveliest and most exciting
book that will be
published this
year.

EL DORADO

An adventure of the Scarlet
Pimpernel
By BARONESS ORCZY

Price 6/-

HODDER AND STOUGHTON

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A SON
OF THE PEOPLE

By Baroness Orczy

Hodder and Stoughton
London New York Toronto

Bound in Red Cloth.
Uniform with this Volume.

THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL SERIES.
By Baroness Orczy


THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL

I WILL REPAY

THE EMPEROR’S CANDLESTICKS

BY THE GOD’S BELOVED

BEAU BROCADE

A SON OF THE PEOPLE

THE TANGLED SKEIN

THE OLD MAN IN THE CORNER

THE NEST of the SPARROWHAWK


HODDER AND STOUGHTON

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CONTENTS

  1. CHAP.PAGE
  2. I.
    a village in the lowlands
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    1
  3. II.
    a popular favourite
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    10
  4. III.
    pride of race
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    15
  5. IV.
    the moneylender
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    22
  6. V.
    an old miser
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    34
  7. VI.
    the tenant of kisfalu
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    49
  8. VII.
    principal and interest
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    55
  9. VIII.
    first arrivals
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    66
  10. IX.
    beautiful ilonka
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    75
  11. X.
    a love idyll
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    85
  12. XI.
    the gathering storm
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    94
  13. XII.
    lord and peasant
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    107
  14. XIII.
    vengeance
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    125
  15. XIV.
    calamity
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    134
  16. XV.
    reparation
    ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
    150
  1. XVI. easter morn 2
  2. XVII. the ruined lord 179
  3. XVIII. rosenstein, the jew 191
  4. XIX. a son of the people 206
  5. XX. the answer 220
  6. XXI. the noble lady 224
  7. XXII. a dream 231
  8. XXIII. how the news was received 234
  9. XXIV. the marriage 248
  10. XXV. fata morgana 260
  11. XXVI. the peasant’s wife 263
  12. XXVII. the irreparable 270
  1. XXVIII. love lies bleeding 287
  2. XXIX. honour thy father and thy mother 300
  3. XXX. the grave of love 315
  4. XXXI. love triumphant 324
  5. epilogue 338

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1947, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.