Guessing Game of a Beautiful


Guessing Game of a Beautiful Passage

From a most famous novel:

In a certain reign there was a lady not of the first rank whom the emperor loved more than any of the others. The grand ladies with high ambitions thought her a presumptuous upstart, and lesser ladies were still more resentful. Everything she did offended someone. Probably aware of what was happening, she fell seriously ill and came to spend more time at home than at court. The emperor's pity and affection quite passed bounds. No longer caring what his ladies and courtiers might say, he behaved as if intent upon stirring gossip.

Can you name the novel and the author? Bonus if you can name the time period/genre. This is yet another work that has recently become available in electronic format.

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