Very light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ has small creases on edges and 1/2"" tear on front top right and back bottom right corners. Pages tight and clean. 320 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1994. ISBN: 0399138781. At the age of nine, Josephia Cochrane is mockingly dubbed the ""Duchess"" by her cousin Marcus Wyndham. Little does Marcus suspect that the Duchess will one day reign sovereign over his own future. For the Earl of Chase, the Duchess's father and Marcus's uncle, leaves a double-edged inheritance for both his heirs, a legacy that will bind their fates-for better and worse-inexorably.