Elizabeth was growing old. She had parted from her husband, and had taken many lovers. But she was unhappy. She longed to know for one last time the passion of a real romance.
In India where she is travelling with a faithful friend she falls in love with mario, a Greek peasant boy. Age is against her, and she cannot win his love. By a clever intrigue, however, by which she passes off some diamonds of her own as a necklace once belonging to Marie Antoinette, she rescues Mario from a difficult position. Her success gains his affection and her youth burns up again in one dying flicker. but her end is tragic. This is a moving, romantic story graphically told by a new author.
It seems unlikely that this hasn't given away at least some of the plot, but you can't tell me it doesn't sound like it is very something. I don't know what, but whatever it is, this book will certainly be very it.