This novel explores the effects of a strict Victorian moral code upon its heroine. The work is also known for its unusual focus on the lower class and open treatment of sexuality and religion.
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Book Description Greenhaven Press, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M073770196X