A flamboyant story of decadence in the old South -- Savannah. The girl Zelda, was born in the gas-house district, of whores and drunks, but has herself an innate refinement that strives upward. She has her dreams -- but a night of love and passion blasts her hopes, and she bears her child. The doors of hope reopen -- again Fate intervenes, and she turns her back, marries for security and raises the child. The story is the story of her revenge on the city -- and on the house of her dreams. Hervey is too facile, he never quite succeeds in being as hard-boiled as he pretends, and he goes in for some pretty purple writing, and some mystic-romanticism. Pretty cheap, though glossed over. A sure renter --but not for discriminating readers.