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Picks up where the film Troy (loosely based on Homer's Iliad) leaves off and follows Aeneis a fleeing Trojan as he travels to Italy, makes war on the Latins, and becomes an ancestor of the Romans. Virgil was the "Latin world's Shakespeare".
What do you do when you are a young, headstrong woman who wants to lead an independent life during a time when it was taboo? Shunning social convention, Ann Veronica sets forth at aged twenty-one to study in London, freeing herself from the familiar. Beyond the family home, she discovers a world of intellectuals and suffragettes...and falls in love with a married man. But nothing comes for free..... With its feminist overtones, Ann Veronica caused quite a stir when it was first published in 1909.
Satirical newspaper, Punch, mocked the work referring to it as "Can you stand her?" due to the protagonist's inability to decide between her two suitors. Alice Vavasor is currently engaged to the respectable John Grey. She had previously broken off an engagement to her wild cousin George. John does not object when Alice plans a tour Switzerland with ex-fiance George and his sister Kate...
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