ARIADNE SPINNING by Eleanor Green

ARIADNE SPINNING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A sensitive novel of the world within and the world without Francesca, a minister's wife whose vitality, perception, honesty keeps her at odds with her position in the small town. A clarity of insight, a style of word distillation, puts this in a specialised market rather than the popular novel field. Francesca is beset by many problems, by the fear that Mary, the town's wealthy woman, thinks her a thief, by the knowledge that Mary's brother Henry is attracted to her, by the fact that her husband feels another kind of love for a young singer. Driven to soul searching, she goes the wrong way. Her guilt compels her to leave her husband and her emptily safe life. For the Mansfield, Porter. Bowen audience.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1941
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran