A rather interesting presentation of an older woman's conflict against modern forces. Selina Chantry at 60, a widow, finds...

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THE FLOWERING ALOE

A rather interesting presentation of an older woman's conflict against modern forces. Selina Chantry at 60, a widow, finds herself alone. Her three children have gone to London, disregarding her. The mother gets involved in a spiritualist circle. There is keen satire of the various worlds, of settlement work in which the daughter indulges; in the movie world where the cartoonist son plays about; in other extremes of 20th century life. At the close, the daughter, deserted by her lover, returns to her mother -- and the flowering aloe, a century plant, blooms again, symbolizing new-found faith. Well done, rarely sentimental, acute in characterization, Solid reading -- quite English -- good bit of human interest.

Pub Date: Sept. 23, 1937

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Publisher: Henry Holt

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1937