"...her singularity took the form of a charm which—once circumstances had made them so intimate—it was impossible to resist or conjure away."

The beautiful New Yorker, Georgina Gressie, causes distress to her rich family when she announces that she wishes to marry Raymond Benyon, a penniless navy lieutenant. They marry secretly and have a child which she gives to an Italian woman during a trip to Europe... Georgina then proceeds to marry another man. But why?

Discover Georgina's reasons behind her peculiar actions in this romance novel, full of plot twists and unexpected turns. Henry James (1843 – 1916) is regarded one of the greatest novelists in the English language. Born in the United States, but mainly living and working in Europe, he was largely occupied with the clash of personalities and cultures between the Old World and the New World. He explored this topic in his famous novels 'The Portrait of a Lady' and 'The Wings of the Dove'. James was thrice nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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