This summaryof the novel is from Ernest Baker and James Packman, A Guide to the Best Fiction (London: George Routledge, 1932) — DB

Enshrines several rustic types and eccentrics, such as Parson Rosedew (a sketch of Blackmore's clerical uncle, Hey Knight) and Dr. Hutton; the story is involved and abounds in sensation, the style charming for those who prize euphuism in a modem dress.

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