A WONDERFUL NOVEL OF ROMANCE AND MANNERS SET AGAINST THE CHANGING SOCIAL ORDER OF LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY ENGLAND. Two women scandalize Victorian society with their strong-willed independence...One is Miss Cecilia Ashworth, whose personal fortune and Oxford education allow her to enjoy a certain bohemian respectability as mistress of a fabulous mansion. The other is Cecily Andrews, whose novels have shocked the public with their progressive views concerning the emancipation of women. Few realize they are one and the same person - few except Lord Laurence de Ford, who is out to win the lady's hand and realizes that the woman named Cecily Andrews stands as his greatest obstacle.
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