THE TAVERN by Marguerite Steen


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Matador came nearer to reaching a general market than anything Marguerite Steen has done (though, personally I think Stallion her best book to date). One-Eyed Moon was slim pickings -- pretty poor. The Tavern goes back to the scene and some of the characters of Matador, though again it is a rather thin story. The setting is Granada -- the central characters an inn keeper with Don Juan proclivities and a frigid wife, Maria Theresa. Double plot, -- the fate of the inn, when Maria Theresa's urge to make the right impression on her former mistress results in the loss of the inn's best patron; and the infidelities of the wandering husband particularly when directed toward the girl Maria Theresa adores. Not a book for your conservatives.

Pub Date: April 6th, 1936
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill