|Title:||The Eyes of Love: A Novel [Fox Farm]|
|Publisher:||Robert M. McBride & Company|
Jesse Falconer is a large and quiet man, prone to thinking. He isn't much of a farmer, and the farm being in financial difficulties, his wife doesn't think much of him as a man, either.
On the verge of losing the farm, another catastrophe occurs; an accident which blinds Jesse. Any hope for rekindled love dies with the loss of his eyes. Labeled by his wife as completely useless, he is settled in a chair in front of the fire to pass the days away, while she takes over the successful running of the farm.
A stray dog, saved from drowning, becomes Jesse's closest companion. Also, a young woman is hired as home help and her genuine kindness touches Jesse's heart.
When Jesse's wife 'moves on" in her affections, the home situation reaches a climactic turning point and Jesse packs his bags...
Ann, the hired help, is told to remain but instead, follows him like the biblical Ruth with Naomi, on what becomes a tramping trip of many months. [Suggest a different description.]
Author Bio for Deeping, Warwick (George)
He was one of the best selling authors of the 1920s and 1930s, with seven of his novels making the best-seller list. Deeping was a prolific writer of short stories, which appeared in such British magazines as Cassell's, The Story-Teller, and The Strand. He also published fiction in several US magazines, including the Saturday Evening Post and Adventure. All of the short stories and serialized novels in U.S. magazines were reprints works previously published in Britain. Well over 200 of his original short stories and essays that appeared in various British fiction magazines were never seen in book form. Those works are now available in the multi-volume "Lost Stories" collection.
His early work is dominated by historical romances. His later novels more usually dealt with modern life, and were critical of many tendencies of twentieth-century civilisation. His standpoint was generally that of a passionate individualism, distrustful both of ruling elites and of the lower classes, who were often presented as a threat to his embattled middle-class protagonists. His most celebrated hero is Captain Sorrell M.C., the ex-officer who after the War is reduced to a menial occupation in which he is bullied by those of a lower social class and less education. Deeping's novels often deal with controversial issues.--Wikipedia.
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