The Angry Wife Author:Pearl S. Buck THE BITTER STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE STATES HAS ENDED, but the Delaney brothers, who had fought on opposite sides, remained divided. — Returning to Malvern, the family plantation, Pierce Delaney was determined to uphold the ways of his aristocratic ancestors. — His younger brother, Tom, had fought with the Yankees. Weakened by years spent in a prison ... more »camp, he, too, returned to Malvern to be nursed back to health by Bettina, the beautiful mulatto girl who was a former slave.
When Tom and Bettina fell in love, he would not have her in the old way, though he knew that to marry her he would force a crisis that would change them all.« less