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Inevitable (1900) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Cornelie de Retz van Loo, a twenty-three-year-old divorcée from an upper-class Hague milieu, tries with mixed feelings to begin a new life in Italy. After some time in Rome, she discovers that Italy itself can never bring her the consolation she seeks, and writes a pamphlet on The Social Position of the Divorced Woman. She meets the Dutch painter Duco van der Staal, and they move in together, flouting convention. Almost their only acquaintances are an amorous Italian prince and the American heiress he has married for her money. Duco and Cornélie are happy but poor, and their financial position goes from bad to worse. In desperation Cornélie takes a position as a companion to an elderly American lady in Nice, where she encounters her ex-husband, and despite initial resistance she finally succumbs to his continuing power over her....

Original title: Langs lijnen van geleidelijkheid
Original languages: Dutch

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

Edition #1: Inevitable

Inevitable (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Paul Vincent
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Manifested in:
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Inevitable (2005)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1901285596
Pages: 300

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