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                  "NOBLESSE   OBLIGE"   by Helen Argers 

   A hardcover novel published by St. Martin's Press.    

      This novel is set in Victorian England when the immorality of the titled few was    hidden  under their crinolined gowns and gossip ruled -- especially if one woman dared to test the hypocrisy and believe that those favored by fate ought to help those that were not.   Or the meaning behind --'noblesse oblige.'  Only she discovers that Rumor could destroy -- that words could be as sharp as knives.  

         REVIEWS FOR  "NOBLESSE OBLIGE"

         LIBRARY  JOURNAL:  "Devastatingly clever . . . marked by charm,                             wit, grace and humor.  A fail-proof purchase." 

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         PUBLISHERS WEEKLY: 

           "Entertaining plot twists and nicely researched historical background 

          enrich  the  narrative, especially Argers efforts to show the excesses

            of a   decaying society  and the emergence of social reform." 

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    BOOKLIST:  "Sharp plotting and Rounded characters distinguish this novel."

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            ROMANTIC TIMES:  "A talent of major magnitude."

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( Both media and academia have compared Argers efforts to the classic authors

                           from Jane Austen  to Thomas Hardy  for  "comic irony"  and "Literary depth." )