Grimes, Janet.
Novels in English by women, 1891-1920 : a preliminary checklist.
New York: Garland, 1981.
p. 616, abstract 012861

AN AMBITIOUS MAN. Chicago: E.A.Weeks, [c1896] NUC. London: Gay & Hancock, 1908 BMC.

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ACAD-man marries for wealth but loves woman who is typewriter in his office. They succumb, she disappears. Later her daughter Joy is loved by man married to father's legit daughter who dies and Joy refuses to marry him although she was on the point of succumbing.
PW 6-20-96. He marries for money while loving another woman.