October 08, 2007

Diane of the Green Van, Leona Dalrymple

There wasn't much to like in this as a novel; the plot is a mishmash of Ruritanian inheritance, rich US Gilded Age sort-of-anti-monarchism, and extremely unreliable racial reconciliation (on the basis of good looks, and mostly undercut by the plot).

I did enjoy the scenes in the wilderness of the rich river Everglades, still (in 1914) close at the back of Palm Beach, and crammed with amazing wildlife and the outposts of several vanishing civilizations.

Project Gutenberg etext 16101, Diane of the Green Van

Posted by clew at 02:18 PM
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