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

Though the chief characters are English and Scottish, the scene is laid in California, New York, and Washington. Plot-interest is dominant and tragic, but the humour of the characterization and the beauty of the surroundings lighten the gloom.

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