THE HORNS OF CAPRICORN by Helen Topping Miller


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A turn of the century proposition -- in black and white --that female rights can tangle with the new tobacco cigarette industry and come out, well, pretty near the top. Strong in her weakness, Mrs. Keeling limpets her daughters. Frances and Taffy, into returning to her home in North Carolina, and there introduces them to the feud with the Cavitts. It is Foxworth and Zachary Cavitt who bring the girls to defy their mother's bitter hatred, to repudiate their upbringing as ladies of gentility and obedient children, to conduct their own individual campaigns for happiness. And it is Taffy's hard-headed practicality and Frances' honesty and fearlessness that end the feud and resolve the monetary problems their inheritance brings them. A regurgitant sense of history and a smothering of plot give this an adolescent impress.

Pub Date: Sept. 8th, 1950
Publisher: Appleton-Century-Crofts