Jean Ewing's Scandal's Reward

Jean Ewing's Charles de Dagonet also quotes from a variety of sources, using his mastery of Shakespeare and of popular nineteenth-century texts to keep the heroine and his own murky past at a distance. He even denigrates his love while offering it by noting, with As You Like It, that "love is merely a madness and deserves a dark house and a whip as madmen do" (Ewing 247), neatly explaining his "mad" behavior throughout the novel. Thus he gives the heroine a way out for her detemination, also Shakespearean, to be his "war-like mate" (Ewing 246).

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