Trifling with the affections of a female is a misdeed committed by men who are either foolish or reckless. Whether stupid or brazen, these impulsive self-gratifiers risk the wrath of the offended lady and would do well to remember that hell hath no fury like a furry sweetie who is visited by the sudden realization that her virtue has been had. Imagine then the peril of the Romeo who has mucked about in the heart's desires of two women simultaneously. Then picture that sad sack as a romantically inclined English teacher stranded in the rural small-town environs of 1920s Canada. Not only does the protagonist of Age of Innocence (1977) have no safe quarter, he’s freezing his exposed ass off.