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The Heir of Redclyffe Paperback – January 1, 2009
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If you haven't read the editorial review above, please don't--it's a spoiler. I don't know if being told the fate of a particular character before I read the book would have changed my experience of the novel, but it certainly would have reduced my surprize and sense of "oh my, god, what next!" The major twists and turns of the plot had for me the same sensational impact I felt when reading Frances Burney's Cecilia or the great Chinese classic, The Dream of the Red Chamber.Read more ›
The beginning of the book was a little difficult to follow. The author introduces her characters and their surroundings gradually, which is fine, but it made it seem at times as if she assumed we knew more about them than we did. I also found it fascinating to glimpse how upper-class young people spent their time back in the Victorian era (or at least in this novel). Even though they are out of school, the Edmonstone siblings spend their time studying, reading poetry, learning languages, etc.Read more ›
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I enjoyed this story. It was recommended by my sister who is a connoisseur of old authors, books and stories.Published on October 22, 2013 by Helen Howe
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I was reading Little Women the other day and in the third chapter Jo is found eating apples and crying over this book. If Jo read it I just knew i had to try it. It was soooo good. Read morePublished on July 11, 2012 by Amazon Customer