The Vanity Girl
by Compton MacKenzie
Publisher: Harper & Brothers 1919
Number of pages: 380
Novel of a young woman who realizes the limitations of a West Kensington middle-class life and seeks a life on the London stage. Sir Compton Mackenzie was a prolific writer of fiction, biography, histories and a memoir, as well as a cultural commentator, raconteur and lifelong Scottish nationalist.
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