Elizabeth von Arnim , known to readers for her Enchanted April which was turned into a delightful movie a few years ago, succeeds in writing a feminist take on a typical Jane Austen situation, dealing with the quintessential career of young women at the end of the 19th century: marriage. In this entertaining novel, the sheltered young daughter of an English country pastor is wooed with extreme speed by a decisive German pastor, gets married against her family's wishes and expectations ( and maybe even her own...), and shortly after her wedding meets a famous and self-centered artist who decides, again without consulting her, to make her his muse and lover. All the men portrayed in Arnim's novel with a subtle and witty brush are revealed to be monuments of selfishness; their lack of attention to their spouses, daughters or lovers reaches absurdity! The young woman's growth into a sharper awareness of her submissive position and her subsequent shaking free of the patriarchal shackles is followed by the readers with satisfaction and approval.
This book is an extremely pleasant read.
- 版本： Kindle电子书
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- 纸书页数： 500
- 出版社: Virago; New Ed (2014年3月6日)
- 语种： 英语
- ASIN: B00I9GXOSM
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