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Middle aged James Slade, out of prison for embezzlement, arrives in Southfleet to be porter in a rooming house owned by his now wealthy, but bitter wife. He finds he has a young daughter he never knew and that his wife insists the child not know Slade as the father. Cowered by the shame of his past, and constantly threatened to be exposed by his wife for his misdeeds, he submits to the ordeal in order to be able to see his daughter grow up. His good deeds to others are rewarded and eventually Slade finds happiness.—https://warwickdeeping.blogspot.com. [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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