Erma Wildering arrives at Brighthome, Clement Gladden’s estate, to serve as governess for Mrs. Susan Fleetwood’s young children. Erma is soon courted by the master of of Darkwood, the neighboring estate to Brighthome.
Written by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth (1819–1899) and copyright 1877-1878 by Robert Bonner.
Transcribed and edited by Jeffrey Merrow from the A. L. Burt printed edition. 36 chapters. 357 pages. 123,000 words.