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The Cold Embrace (Short Story)

  • Type: Short Story

The Cold Embrace is a short story by author Mary Elizabeth Braddon. - AsNotedIn

He was an artist - such things as happened to him happen sometimes to artists.

He was a German - such things as happened to him happen sometimes to Germans.

He was young, handsome, studious, enthusiastic, metaphysical, reckless, unbelieving, heartless.

And being young, handsome and eloquent, he was beloved.
Mary E Braddon, The Cold Embrace

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  • Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia It is a fever that keeps him for six long weeks on a bed at a hotel in Aix-la-Chapelle.
  • Braunschweig, DE-NI, Lower Saxony But there is time yet - it is the middle of May - there is time for a letter to reach him at Florence. There is time for him to come to Brunswick, to take her away and marry her, in spite of her father - in spite of the whole world.
  • Cologne Cathedral, Cologne It is by the great cathedral he is standing, with his dog at his side. It is night, the bells have just chimed the hour, and the clocks are striking eleven. The moonlight shines full upon the magnificent pile, over which the artist's eye wanders,...
  • Palais Garnier, Paris But, in spite of all, he finds the opera-house, where there is a masked ball.


Y/M/D Association Description Place Locale Food Event
1860/10/28 Mary Elizabeth Braddon Author Mary E Braddon's short story "The Cold Embrace" is published.

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Particulars for The Cold Embrace (Short Story):
Sociology Betrothed, engaged the person to whom one has agreed to marry
Human Relations Cousin a child of one's uncle or aunt, a person belonging to the same extended family
Society Debardeuse a female carnival guest dress in character
Vehicle Diligence large, four-wheeled, closed French stagecoach employed for long journeys
Clothing Domino a robe worn at masque balls and sometimes as a fancy dress, made in satin, silk and brocade, large enough to slip over a dress easily and hide it completely
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Attribute Gay keenly alive and exuberant, having or inducing high spirits
Supernatural Ghost an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image
Philosophy Metaphysician an expert in or student of the branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of things, including abstract concepts such as being and knowing
Natural Moonlight, moonbeam light reflected by the moon
Narrative Arts Narrative Prose ordinary written language which tells a story
Animal Newfoundland Dog strikingly large, powerful working dog of heavy bone and dignified bearing, good tempered, reputation as a patient and watchful 'nanny dog' for kids
Occupation Painter an artist who works with paint, a colored substance which is spread thin over a surface and dries to a decorative coating
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Narrative Arts Speculative Fiction a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements
Death Suicide to take ones own life
Literary Attribute Victorian Ghost Story supernatural stories of mystery, atmospheric settings, but typically not horror or violent

Original Language: English

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