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Young, rich and intelligent, Gallia Hamesthwaite embraces the dictates of reason and shuns the impulses of passion. She must choose between sensible rational marriage and sensual romantic love; but in pursuing the pleasure of a logical life, she must also endure the pain of emotional sacrifice.
Paperback, 222 pages
Published September 15th 1995 by Everyman Paperbacks
(first published 1895)
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This was an interesting book, though not quite what I was expecting. Written in 1895 it caused a sensation for it’s frank portrayal of sex and sexual attitudes, and (according to the back cover) was the story of a strong intelligent woman who had to decide whether to give into her emotions or not. I was excited about reading a book by a woman covering these issues that are normally discussed by male authors such as Hardy and Wells. It was however, a very strange little book. The main character d ...more