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Fashion: Or, Life in New York(1845)

2.93  ·  Rating Details ·  44 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Paperback, 53 pages
Published August 28th 1996 by Feedback Theatre Books (first published October 1981)
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Seamaiden
May 13, 2015 Seamaiden rated it it was ok
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It was okay for a play but I got bored of it really quickly. I don't think I would have finished it if I didn't have to. I liked that at some parts there was musicality, and I enjoyed some characters, especially Trueman, but others made me roll my eyes so much that it hurt.
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Magda
Apr 16, 2011 Magda rated it liked it

Rating: 2,75

It wasn't a great read, but it was quite funny and likable.

The characters of "Fashion" cover the whole social spectrum. We see all kinds of people from poor servants ( who actually know the most about fashionable French customs) to aristocrats who employ them. We can find contrast between characters who symbolize virtues of simplicity and sincerity and characters symbolizing hypocrisy of fashionable life.
Annathelle26
May 14, 2014 Annathelle26 rated it liked it
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Amusing. Very amusing.

It made me laugh many times, and I liked Trueman's sense of humor a lot.
The story became somewhat boring in the end though, but at least there were these sudden splashes of humor, that kept me wanting to finish it.
Humphrey
Sep 30, 2014 Humphrey rated it it was ok
Everything is pretty contrived, but there are some entertaining moments and it's certainly brisk. Also, of course, an interesting snapshot of American opinions on themselves and Europe in the mid-19th.
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