Madeline W. James is a lady of refinement, a rugged adventuress and a memoirist whose travels across God's green earth have scarcely begun to be relayed. She calls no land home, but her heart lies with verdant, mountainous Cuzco. Her talking parrot is named Bartleby.
Several Judgments and Adventures
Courtesy of the Young Ms. James
Madeline W. James here and, borrowing my maidservant's enormous dust brush, I have just dusted away and shoved off the many unfortunate woman characters known to yourself and I.
I moved aside the miserable-housewife characters, the anonymous-tough-girl characters. The tempting-mistress and well-meaning-lady-of-the-night-time characters. The women-named-"girl"-on-the-cover-type characters. I particularly took aim at the inspirational-yet-spayed-historical-woman characters. The childhood-friends-become-love-interest characters. And let's not forget the 30-some-odd pixie who falls for the middle-aged boor. All these storefront mannequins have been removed to storage by the indefatigable Madeline W. James.
With that done I may begin my rousing journey into the Far East with only my ruggedest clothes and a knapsack containing 12 hard crackers. I do this after spurning not one but five admirers from the neighboring estates.
I pilot a sailboat across the sea, and, in the course of events, I am named Empress of Macedonia.