A Bride of the Plains
Publish date: September 1st 2009
Publisher: Dodo Press
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham It has been quite a few years since I read this novel, but I thought it was absolutely terrific and I remember it vividly. The story opens when the main character Philip is a lonely young boy with a club foot being raised by his aunt and uncle. As soon as he...
Read in an e-version. This is Baroness Orczy's nod to her own land of birth, Hungary, but it is not a tale of the aristocrats from whom she sprang, but a tale of the peasants, and it is just as patronizing and sentimental as you might expect. Sigh. Orczy writes such insipid female characters. Even M...