The Voice of Truth: A Reading of The Absentee
When Ennui and the other stories in the first series of ‘Tales of Fashionable Life’ were published, the second series had already been planned1. Two of the stories — Vivian and Emilie de Coulanges — were already written, yet it was almost three years before the second series was actually published. The Absentee made up the trilogy: its place there was a hurried addition after the manuscript had been subjected to some interesting major changes.
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