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I am so glad I discovered this author His writing is such a delight to read I step back in time with each novel He has enough twists and turns to keep it exciting His characters are usually among the upper class and rich, yet they are humble and good This one had a war with which I was unfamiliar, so I also learned some history. This was a bestseller when it was published in 1906, and it is very much of its time The story relies heavily on lingering Victorian melodrama Jane s dilemma feels very similar to Mary s in Trollope s Dr Thorne , but it also tries to promote the radical notion that the child should not be punished for the sins of the father, with the implication that family name and heritage is less important than one s own happiness It s a wonderful time capsule of a change in social attitudes with some int This was a bestseller when it was published in 1906, and it is very much of its time The story relies heavily on lingering Victorian melodrama Jane s dilemma feels very similar to Mary s in Trollope s Dr Thorne , but it also tries to promote the radical notion that the child should not be punished for the sins of the father, with the implication that family name and heritage is less important than one s own happiness It s a wonderful time capsule of a change in social attitudes with some interesting albeit racist scenes set during the Pacific campaign of the Spanish American War Unless you re a fan of melodrama, I can t say this is a fun read, but if you have an academic interest in social history, this should not be overlooked |READ PDF ♶ Jane Cable ♧ George Barr McCutcheon was an American popular novelist and playwright His best known works include a series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, Brewster s Millions, a play and several films Although McCutcheon became famous for the Graustark series, he hated the characterization of being a Romantic and preferred to be identified with his playwriting His works include Castle Craneycrow, The Sherrods, The Day of the Dog, Beverly of Graustark, The Purple Parasol, Jane Cable, Nedra, Cowardice Court, The Flyers, The Daughter of Anderson Crow, The Husbands of Edith, The Man from Brodney s, Brood House, Mary Midthorne, Anderson Crow, Detective, Viola Gwyn, and Kindling and Ashes