- File Size: 2661 KB
- Print Length: 225 pages
- Publisher: Open Road Media (April 12, 2016)
- Publication Date: April 12, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01C54MJYS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #478,814 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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“Margery Sharp has done it again! Witty, clever, delightful, entertaining.” —The Denver Post
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“Sharp has a touch all her own when it comes to taking on social class, sex and its consequences, and the changes that the 20th century brought to both those arenas, most especially for women. She remained, always, both polite and biting, looking at the intoxications and delusions of life and love with wit and clear-eyed sympathy.” —The New York Times
“One of the most gifted writers of comedy in the civilized world today.” —Chicago Daily News
“Highly gifted . . . a wonderful entertainer.” —The New Yorker
“[Sharp’s] dialogue is brilliant, uncannily true. . . . She is an excellent storyteller.” —Elizabeth Bowen
“It is as natural for Miss Sharp to be witty as for a brook trout to have spots.” —The Saturday Review of Literature
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This is a bit of a period piece, but not excessively so- and human nature has not changed nearly as quickly as technology has.
Louisa is slightly annoying, but I loved her despite this, and wished her well in her decision that her life was unsatisfactory in many ways, and what she needed was a husband. I loved that way she- rather a New Woman- took this fairly old-fashioned goal and went about it very methodically indeed! with each attempt focusing on what she'd decided was her current husbandly ideal.
The ending was satisfying (albeit fairly predictable), but I really LOVED the way damn near all the novel was misdirection, each episode with its own twists.
The secondary characters were well-drawn and fun to read about- very much people in their own rights.
I would call this (like Jane Austen could be deemed) "Historical, literary chick lit", and just loved it! I know I'll want to reread it, and read more of Sharp's writing.
Very recommended, for a light read you need not blush to like!
That said I saw much of myself in this book and had to giggle at parts that reminded me of my younger self.
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