One of the first novels to deal honestly with a woman's sexual awakening, Summer created a sensation upon its 1917 publication. The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Ethan Frome shattered the standards of conventional love stories with candor and realism. Nearly a century later, this tale remains fresh and relevant.
A naive girl from a humble background meets an ambitious city boy, and a torrid romance ensues. Despite her pride, independence, and honesty, Charity Royall feels shadowed by her past--especially in her ardent relationship with the educated and refined Lucius Harney. Can passion overcome the effects of heredity and environment?
This book was printed in the United States.