- File Size: 3201 KB
- Print Length: 600 pages
- Publisher: e-artnow (July 9, 2020)
- Publication Date: July 9, 2020
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B08CNM31TG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,619,722 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson Kindle Edition
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Top international reviews
So what we have here is a very large sized book - you will need a large handbag or a document case if you want to carry it around with you - typeset indifferently with inexplicable half page spaces scattered about in the middle of chapters.
The content itself is, I assume, the actual content of Harriette Wilson's memoirs and a fine piece of period gossip itself too stylishly if amateurly written - one of the first kiss and tell books written by one of the most beautiful and popular courtesans of her age. This book gets the two stars because of its content.
Why then only two? Well it loses one for the poor typesetting and presentation and two for its lack of interest in the reader. In order to get the full benefit of this book you have to know the context of the age and be fully conversant with the people mentioned in the book. Actually I have a lot of knowledge of the context and a fair knowledge of the most famous people and I could have upped the book a star on my own account.
However this is a review for any interested reader. What the book lacks is any note or commentary on people, events or places let alone the context of the time. This lack removes the ability of many readers to get much more out of the boo than a general feel for the age and some pretty fine anecdotes wittily written.
So if you do want to read Harriette's memoirs avoid this book and choose one that is more accessible to the general reader.