Sunday, July 30, 2017

Love and Friendship/ Jane Austen / 52 pgs

This is one of Austen's earlier works, written when she was very young. It's a short series of letters  written by "Laura," detailing her chaotic life. I can best sum up Laura by this word: dingbat. Her letters are funny in the way that Austen portrays her shallowness and complete lack of sense. The tale is entirely unbelievable with its frequent coincidences and outlandish behavior from Laura. However, you can see glimpses of Austen's cutting wit and her keen sense of observation.

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The Marriage Pact/ Michelle Richmond / 414 pgs

With The Marriage Pact, I probably should have paid more attention to the blurb. If I had, I probably wouldn't have read it, which in th...