Temple House

"...belief is a frightful thing; it assassinates everything except itself."


"Little women are mostly diabolic..."

As I've written elsewhere, I was introduced to the works of Elizabeth Stoddard via the Vault at Pfaff's. Elizabeth Stoddard's protagonists are scarcely commonplace, but of her three novels, Temple House provides the greatest in-depth exploration of personal character and philosophy.

While originally published in 1867, Temple House was reprinted in revised edition, along with her other two novels, in 1901. I chose to transcribe the 1901 edition, a process that went quickly because the scan is in such excellent condition that relatively few OCR errors resulted.

So here it is: the master HTML version, the home-brew Kindle version, and the actual Amazon publication.

September 30, 2019

ffred's nearly-forgotten treasures