Modern classic fiction, General fiction, Serious and literary fiction, Romance
John Amherst, clever, idealistic and poor, is assistant manager of a cotton mill and has the makings of a working-class leader. He meets a young nurse, Justine, a woman who shares his aims and dreams. But Amherst is fatally distracted… when he encounters a widow of great wealth: Bessy is charming and beautiful - and the new owner of the mill. 1984.