This is the partly autobiographical story of one man's courtship of three generations of women.
Carpenters Adam and Seth Bede encounter many obstacles in their search for true love.
Bartleby Alexander, a successful engineer is torn between his career, wife, and passion for an Irish actress named Hilda.
Anna is unhappy with her marriage to a powerful politician, and when she falls in love with a dashing young officer, she must endure the criticism of others.
Bardelys is sentenced to death by the evil Judge Chatellerault who fears that his beloved Roxanne will chose Bardelys over him.
Armond Duval falls hopelessly in love with an expensive prostitute, and he must decide whether to uphold his reputation or live a scorned life with his love.
Gwendolyn falls in love with Daniel Deronda, a bright and thoughtful young man, who is troubled by the discovery of his Jewish ancestry.
Drusilla Doane, the poorest occupant at the old ladies' home, suddenly receives a one-million dollar windfall.
Sir Percy, the Scarlet Pimpernel, plans to rescue the young Dauphin, but his travelmate, Armand St. Just, betrays him, and he is imprisoned.
The beautiful and intelligent Emma Wodehouse enjoys meddling in other people's love lives, but she can't seem to find a love of her own.