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Rose longs for suitors and new tea dresses while Cassandra scorns romance: "I know all about the facts of life. And I don't think much of them." But romantic isolation comes to an end both for the family and for Cassandra's heart when the wealthy, adventurous Cotton family takes over the nearby estate. Cassandra is a witty, pensive, observant heroine, just the right voice for chronicling the perilous cusp of adulthood. Some people have compared I Capture the Castle to the novels of Jane Austen, and it's just as well-plotted and witty. But the Mortmains are more bohemian--as much like the Addams Family as like any of Austen's characters. Dodie Smith, author of 101 Dalmations, wrote this novel in 1948. And though the story is set in the 1930s, it still feels fresh, and well deserves its reputation as a modern classic. --Maria Dolan --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
I guess this must be a classic romance that helped to leave that genre breathless for more. Probably helped to kicked a whole industry off. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Carol Schoch Finger
It's okay, - but not one of the books that I would recommend. - Like I said, it's okay.Published 11 days ago by Rudiger Daunke
Lovely to have a hardbound quality copy of one of my favorite books. It's small enough to slip into my bag, but the type isn't too small to read.Published 12 days ago by Hope Petrie
I absolutely adored this book! It was so sweet and innocent yet so romantic and a bit historical. Just made me feel good about life.Published 20 days ago by curiouskc
I loved this book. It's quirky, witty, and heartwarming--a book I'll remember. The characters are well drawn and utterly unique. The castle setting is fascinating. Read morePublished 1 month ago by T. Foster