An upright man unjustly judges the woman who jilted his friend.
Gertrude Minnie Robins (1861-1939) wrote some fifty novels, beginning in 1886. This one cleverly handles a plausible series of misperceptions and misplaced loyalties.
“Miss Robins has achieved a real success in The Ides of March. . . . The two principal personages . . . are drawn with unusual skill and vigour. . . . There is not one weakly-drawn character in the whole story. . . . Society in a sleepy cathedral city is happily hit off, and there are many wise as well as witty things in the course of the three volumes.” Academy, January 16, 1892
“This is a curious and, we must say, ingeniously constructed story. . . . The social sketches are good, and on the whole The Ides of March . . . is a novel that may be recommended.” Spectator, February 6, 1892
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