Ann Veronica is about the artificiality of modern life, the war between parents and children, the rights of women, the mysteries of love, and the struggles of a young woman to understand and integrate love into the larger meaning of her life. The book deals with contemporary political issues of the time, concentrating specifically on feminist issues. In the course of the action the heroine matures from an innocent and naïve girl to a representative of the "new woman" ... "Her manner was one of quiet reserve, and behind this mask she was wildly discontented and eager for freedom and life., She wanted to live. She was vehemently impatient--she did not clearly know for what--to do, to be, to experience. And experience was slow in coming".