The Dark Flower has a universal theme - the positive powers and the disruptive effects of sexuality and desire.
It is the story of Mark Lennan and his infatuation, adulterous affair, conventional marriage and obsession for a younger woman.
The author drew on his own experiences for much of the substance of his work and was truly a free thinker with regard to the relationship between the sexes. Despite the moral debate, Galsworthy's prose has enormous narrative strength which sweeps the listener along from start to finish.
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