The heroine of the title is a young woman living in late-19th-century Cornwall who works as a bal-maiden, dressing ore that comes from the tin mines. Ellen loves two men. The first, a young miner names James, ends up in prison because of a violent uprising he leads against the brutal mine owners. She then falls in love with Dr. Robert Buchan, a spineless individual who has seen first-hand the harshness of the miners' working conditions yet still flirts with the idea of running for Parliament as a candidate of the owners. The difficult life of the miners and their families is well described, but the novel is thinly plotted and the characters are boring. Patricia Altner, U.S. Dept. of Defense Lib., Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C.
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Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX068806471X
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M068806471X