This collection of six stories explores a variety of perspectives on the theme of love over the last century, from a maid jilted by her social-climbing boyfriend to a bored housewife who is looking for something extra in her life.
Second Best by D. H. Lawrence A young woman looks for love after a disappointing affair
Bliss by Katherine Mansfield A London housewife has everything but wants more
A Shocking Accident by Graham Greene A father dies and creates a problem for his young son
The Jilting of Jane by H. G. Wells A servant girl takes revenge after her biyfriend betrays her
A Christmas Song by H. E. Bates Small town life creates frustration for a young music teacher
The Sensible Thing by F. Scott Fitzgerald A young man becomes desperate when his girlfriend says she is leaving him