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The Story of Avis by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on May 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have mixed feelings about how to rate this book. The story is modern and applicable, as other reviewers have pointed out. It is basically a story about a woman who wants to be a painter, but after she gets married she discovers that her husband doesn't support her as much as he said he would. As they struggle through their marriage, they end up in reversed roles, with her as the "man" of the house and him being dependent on her.

Unfortunately, the writing is often stilted and overblown and I found it hard to keep slogging through it at times. Three stars is a compromise for me. The story gets four, but the writing gets two.
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on December 6, 2014
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
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1 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on October 10, 1999
Format: Paperback
Anyone out there that can help me in trying to explain with the psychological struggle she went through with her children, husband, career,and life in general would be appreciated.
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