With 20 Illustrations by F. S. Wilson. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1895. 24 pp ads dated Aug 1895. Original dark blue-green cloth, beveled.
First Edition of this novel about a "shopgirl with a past." It was serialized as THE WAY OF THE TRANSGRESSOR, but its title was changed when it was pointed out that another writer's book had an almost identical title. Like the earlier BEATRICE (1890), this novel is in effect an account of the problems brought on by the indissolubility of marriage -- a question much on Haggard's own mind at the time, as the woman he loved was not his wife. This is a bright copy, fine except for occasional minor foxing and a very faint cover mark. Scott 27. Item #476