CLAIRE by Erin Samson

CLAIRE

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Subtitled ""A Portrait in Motion"", this is the somewhat mannered life-story of Claire, breathless by temperament, who is forced to learn to subdue her vitality in her marriage to Raymond d'Ancillac. As girl and young woman, she finds expression and such as a dancer. when she marries semi-invalided Raymond she gives up her career, and f serene contentment on his ancestral estate, and in their two children, Rim and Gabriel Raymond dies of a heart attack as the children reach maturity; they move to Paris when Gabrielle, always a little resentful of her mother's charm, gains independence and security, when she marries a young American, Thomas Charles, who had been too much fasc by Claire. A somewhat protracted woman's story, tremulously played out.

Pub Date: June 13th, 1945
Publisher: Harper