Eleanor Warren is loved by Harold Rives, a struggling artist. Although fond of the young man, Eleanor longs for the comforts of wealth. Walter Hastings, a wealthy Southern planter, meets Eleanor and falls in love with her. Rives sees the two together. Filled with jealous rage, the artist creates a scene and is ordered from the house. Shortly afterwards Rives hears that Eleanor has married Hastings. Immediately after the wedding, Hastings and his bride leave for their southern home. Later, a daughter is born. Eleanor, however, is not happy. Her longing for the gay times of her girlhood are intensified by the messages she receives from her chum in the north. Eleanor also learns that Rives, favored by fortune, is now one of the foremost artists of the day. She receives news that her aunt has died, together with a letter informing her that she has inherited her relative's estate. Now in a position to take an active part in the affairs of society, Eleanor, knowing that her husband would ...
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