Beatrice Boville and Other Stories
- Beatrice Boville and Other Stories is an 1868 collection of stories by Ouida, the pseudonym of the English novelist Maria Louise Ram. The title story features Beatrice Boville, the fiancée of Earlscourt, an English politican. Beatrice describes Earlscourt in one of the opening passages as follows: I should have thought you would rather have asked how could I, or any other woman whom he stooped to notice, fail to love him? There are few hearts and intellects so noble: he is as superior to you ball-room loungers, you butterfly flutterers, as the stars to that chandelier.