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Nancy Worth lives a life of deception. She despises people generally, and only treats others well if she perceives they will be one day be of some use to her. She consciously sets out to act the roles of capable governess, caring friend, and eventually adoring wife, but in reality she is none of these: she is a manipulative opportunist, whose principal interest is in maximising her wealth and status, and who sets absolutely no limit on what she is willing to do to achieve her aim; she is something of a Becky Sharp updated for the early 20th Century. Continued
Comically overwrought characterization and frankly unbelievable melodramatic plot do not a good novel make. Oddly enough this novel was first published in 1922 and then reprinted a number of times ! Has some lovely nature descriptions and occasional forays into witticisms with regard to class structure in English society hence the 2 stars.