The stage-struck daughter of an English rural dean runs off with the family plate to London and a theatrical career--only to die tragically by the bite of a mousetrap in her moment of triumph as a sensational Juliet.
“The novels of Ronald Firbank are, for me, an absolute test. A person who dislikes them... may, for all I know, possess some admirable quality, but I do not wish ever to see him again.”
— W.H. Auden
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