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D.K. Broster
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The vision splendid

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Published by London : Murray (first published March 10th 2015)
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[These notes were made in 1985; I read the book in the 1928 Heinemann edition:]. It is a temptation (and one which requires resistance) to ascribe all the beauties of a joint-authored novel to the author one knows and admires, and all the faults to the other. Yet, from subject-matter alone, I think we can fairly ascribe the handling of Horatia's French romance to D.K. Broster, and the Puseyite concerns of Tristram and his friend Dormer to Miss Taylor. How much they overlapped is hard to tell: I ...more
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Apr 27, 2014 Hyarrowen rated it it was ok
Shelves: historical
Like the previous reviewer, I can definitely see the two authors at work here, and the romance seems to me to be Broster through and through. But the life is squashed out of the characters at the end, except for the new young hero, and his bride, who we don't even get to see; perhaps one of the authors lost interest and had already mentally moved on?

I enjoyed the picture of Oxford in the first half of the nineteenth century, with so many high-minded gentlemen wrestling with their consciences, bu
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Dorothy Kathleen Broster (1877 - 1950) produced 15 popular historical novels between 1911 and 1947.
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