Verena Tarrant is caught between two people vying for control of her attention and affections. Because of her eloquence as a speaker for the feminist movement, Olive Chancellor wants her attention focused on the cause. But handsome lawyer Basil Ransome has his mind set on capturing her heart, and in the process, taking her away from Olive and her feminist crusade.
Henry James deftly explores the politics of the early women's movement in this satirical novel, and keenly observes the friction exists even now-is it truly possible for women to have everything?
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Henry James (1843-1916), the son of the religious philosopher Henry James Sr. and brother of the psychologist and philosopher William James, published many important novels including Daisy Miller, The Wings of the Dove, The Golden Bowl, and The Ambassadors.