Writing her first novel during World War I, West examines the relationship between three women and a soldier suffering from shell-shock. This novel of an enclosed world invaded by public events also embodies in its characters the shifts in England's class structures at the beginning of the twentieth century.
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About the Introducer
VERLYN KLINKENBORG, the author of Making Hay, The Last Fine Time, and The Rural Life, has written for numerous publications. A member of the editorial board of The New York Times, he lives in upstate New York.