A novel of manners with regional (Charleston) details; a period piece in mood though the time is shortly before World War I....

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A novel of manners with regional (Charleston) details; a period piece in mood though the time is shortly before World War I. For the Lemays were poverty-proud, and Henri lived in a somewhat moldy past which brought him into opposition with Leonie, the niece he had struggled to raise, even to sending her to college in Baltimore. Then Leonie fell in love with the nephew of a traditional ""enemy"" -- a Union sympathizer and a Protestant to boot, and Henri stopped at nothing to balk young Calvert's suit. The pace of story is leisurely, the conflicts external rather than internal, and the end result is a quite charming but rather static story of frustrated young love attempting to stand firm amid the relice of Charleston's decaying gentility.

Pub Date: Nov. 22, 1950

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Lippincott

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1, 1950