Excerpt from Rebecca, or a Woman's Secret It is t strictly as a work of art that this book appeals to public favor and criticism. It has t been written for immortality, but to serve, if it may, a single purpose to the present day and generation. It has seemed to the writer that the ideas of the relative positions of the sexes, the status and work of woman, and the nature and office of love, require a new setting forth at the hands of this genera tion. The old method of expressing these things, and the old faith concerning them, were wise and good in the olden time; but w, as in the days of Christ, new bottles must be fashioned for the new wine of advancing civilization. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.