chapter  41
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Janet Schane, the Dazzling Crystal

There is perhaps something autobiographical in the central character here. Janet Schane was interested in fashion and design, and her heroine, Judith Forrester, is interested in work as a commercial artist. After the death of her professor father, Judith comes to New York and meets novelist Nicky Hoffmann. The two marry and Judith becomes part of his affluent New York set, moving into Nicky’s apartment, which comes complete with a Chinese live-in house servant.