A retrospective running jump through certain amorous adventures of the past which in vaguely angled to prove that ""love does not conquer all"" and which provides an individualistic to idiosyncratic interpretation of certain romantic figures. Among them are Helen of Troy, Sappho, Cleopatra, Henry VIII, Nelson and Lady Hamilton, and more often than not Miss Hahn's scrutiny lends a corrosive cynicism to time's illusion. known in the effete Affonso, King of Portugal, whose wife divorced him for non-consummation of the contract; the hermaphroditic Chevalier D'Eon; the African Princess inga; Victoria's Lady of the bedchamber, Flora Chambers whose cancerous liver provoked the speculation of her pregnancy (she was a spinster) etc. Some errant to erotic episodes, in high places, this revives old scandals with a colloquial verve for those who wish to be aroused, rather than instructed or improved. This is not her best.