The Way of Ambition

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The Way of Ambition by Robert Smythe Hichens

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Written in the author's earlier manner but is more wholesome. The wife of a musical genius attempts to shape his work to her idea of success. There is very definite idealistic teaching in the contrasting goals of husband and wife and in his failure which rouses them both to a sense of realities and brings an adjustment which promises real success later.

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l Mrs. Mortimer and her delightful husband were seldom missing. They were prominent members of that sort of family party which made the "Monday Pops" for years a social as well as an artistic function. And their small, but exquisite house in Berkeley Square, now inherited by their daughter, was famous for its "winter evenings," at which might be met the crème de la crème of the intellectual and artistic worlds, and at which no vulgarian, however rich and prominent, was ever to be seen.

Mrs. Mansfield, quite instinctively and naturally, had carried on the family tradition; at first with her husband, Arthur Mansfield, one of the most cultivated and graceful members of their "set," and after his death alone. She was well off, had a love of beauty and comfort, but a horror of display, and knew everyone she cared to know, without having the vaguest idea who was, or was not, included in "the smart set." Having been brought up among lions, she had never hunted a lion in her life, though

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