First Edition. Gerome Brush dustjacket art. Uncommon novel of India and a woman who belongs to that gorgeous gallery of girls who throughout English literature in various measures of romantic beauty and imagined reality. The British Library states: "It concentrates on one of the key issues important to Briton's in India at that time - social standing and acceptability in 'proper' society. The father figure himself had been forced to give up his own promising military career when he married what was regarded as an unsuitable woman. He finds out to his cost that even his wife forsakes him when she realizes that he is no longer as socially important and desirable as he was. He therefore takes up the position of a Zemindari (landlord) position in a rather backwood's part of India. His only solace being his two beautiful daughters. However, life becomes complicated when his favorite daughter wants to marry the son of the Colonel who ejected him from his regiment. Can the family be held together?" Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket with foxing to front panel, few edge nicks and closed tears.