Synopses & Reviews
Wordsworth Classics covers a huge list of beloved works of literature in English and translations. This growing series is rigorously updated, with scholarly introductions and notes added to new titles.
This novel, through its heroine, addresses the very nature of society at all levels: of destiny; death; human relationships; and the irreconcilable contradictions of existence. It ends tragically, but there is an abounding joy in life's ephemeral pleasures, and also comic relief.