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Hutchinson makes a compelling story out of a difficult subject; an unhappy marriage, a divorce, and an unwed mother who commits suicide.
The book was almost immediately adapted as a film, and also republished in the 1940's.
Satirical newspaper, Punch, mocked the work referring to it as "Can you stand her?" due to the protagonist's inability to decide between her two suitors. Alice Vavasor is currently engaged to the respectable John Grey. She had previously broken off an engagement to her wild cousin George. John does not object when Alice plans a tour Switzerland with ex-fiance George and his sister Kate...
The world's most famous gothic horror story, Frankenstein tells the story of Victor Frankenstein who combines his knowledge of natural science and medieval alchemy to give life to an inanimate object. But the resultant creature is far from what he had imagined. Rejected by Frankenstein and unloved, the forsaken creature ultimately metamorphosises into a monster intent on destroying his maker and all that he holds dear.
Henry Adams was the grandson of the American President John Quincy Adams and great-grandson of President and Founding Father John Adams.
In early old age he began recording his personal struggle to come to terms with his view of the coming twentieth century.
Picks up where the film Troy (loosely based on Homer's Iliad) leaves off and follows Aeneis a fleeing Trojan as he travels to Italy, makes war on the Latins, and becomes an ancestor of the Romans. Virgil was the "Latin world's Shakespeare".
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