MEAVE, THE HUNTRESS by James Reynolds


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This continues the story of the Lassiters which was begun in The Grand Wide Way (published last year by Creative Age) and again lavishly details present day Irish society whose concentration on horse shows, horse racing and horses and whose plethora of proud, beautiful women and dashing men make it internationally famous. Maeve's coming of age is the beginning of her career as a matrimonial prize and it is first Ranley Cellbridge to whom she is attracted, then an Italian duca on her European travels makes more than a little impression but finally it is to the American from Virginia, Stoke Dandridge, that she gives her heart. Against this amatory quest are the problems of her twin brother, Mark, and his affairs, of family shockers and the brutal murder of her aunt, of Connoughters living madly on their demesnes, and more and more of lapping horses. An overfull book, with crowded gallery of supercharged personalities and an almost encyclopedic recall of Irish lore, this has many brightly colored moments that make for leisurely time-passing.

Pub Date: April 18th, 1952
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Young