All's Well That Ends Well - Stephen Orgel, William Shakespeare Another jaded love story that comes after Shakespeare’s Troilius and Cressida. Helena has eyes for Bertram and Bertram has his eyes on war and glory and, in short order, an Italian girl. Helena pursues, Bertram evades, Helena conspires and Bertram is won. But it is a pyrrhic victory for Helena. She comes across far more admirably than Bertram. In the end, she succeeds, but is now saddled with a man who is unworthy of her.

My girlfriend can relate.