Describe the character of Adrian in The Rough Crossing.

Adrian Smith is an extroverted young man who draws energy from being in company, and enjoys his celebrity status. He loves his wife in his own way, but does not share her depth of feeling, and is unlikely to remain faithful to her for long.

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Adrian Smith is a minor celebrity, a successful Broadway playwright, and an extrovert. He initially appears to be as relieved as his wife to be leaving New York, but even as he expresses this relief, he does so in a rather theatrical manner, as though they have made a daring escape and evaded the consequences of some crime.

Adrian's extroversion, his need for attention and the company of others, quickly becomes evident. Eva would be perfectly content for the two of them...

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