How would you interpret this sentence?
A French instructor here at the Teachers College, a particular Miss Attwood, has lately kept up a long campaign to be taken to the movies. With all presentable men at the front, she feels that a fellow should accept his duty to take a girl to see The Picture of Dorian Gray. The idea of a crowded theater makes me shudder. Sometimes leaving the house at all becomes a frightful thing, I carry an inexplicable dread inside that never completely abates. But Miss Attwood would not be refused. Hurd Hatfield made a gratifying Dorian, despite his treachery toward Sibyl Vane and Gladys Hallward. Duty seems fulfilled, all quiet on the Attwood front this week.
How would you interpret this sentence: Hurd Hatfield made a gratifying Dorian, despite his treachery toward Sibyl Vane and Gladys Hallward?
I think this sentence may have something to do with The Picture of Dorian Gray which I haven’t read.
And this paragraph is taken from a letter.
Thanks!By the way, how would you interpret the 'front' in the last sentence: ...all quiet on the Attwood front this week?