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Jane Cable

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George Barr McCutcheon (1866-1928) was an American popular novelist and playwright. His best known works include a series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, Brewster's Millions (1902), a play and several films. Although McCutcheon became famous for the Graustark series, he hated the characterization of being a Romantic and preferred to be identi ...more
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Published by IndyPublish.com (first published September 1906)
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Phil Syphe
Set predominantly in Chicago, the basic plot revolves around a woman adopting a foundling, after first speaking to a ruthless lawyer for advice, as she doesn’t want her husband to know the baby girl isn’t theirs.

Twenty years later, in 1898, the woman’s husband has become rich, and the lawyer reappears, leading to blackmail and other unpleasantness.

Having enjoyed several works of fiction by George Barr McCutcheon I was expecting something as good with “Jane Cable”. Sadly, this was a huge disapp
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This was a bestseller when it was published in 1906, and it is very much of its time. The story relies heavily on lingering Victorian melodrama (Jane's dilemma feels very similar to Mary's in Trollope's Dr. Thorne), but it also tries to promote the radical notion that the child should not be punished for the sins of the father, with the implication that family name and heritage is less important than one's own happiness. It's a wonderful time capsule of a change in social attitudes with some int ...more
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George Barr McCutcheon was an American popular novelist and playwright. His best known works include the series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, and the novel Brewster's Millions, which was adapted into a play and several films.
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