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Cat's Cradle

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This sophisticated and intricate novel, based on true events, takes place in the late nineteenth century and begins with Henry Clifford, a man of taste and worldly philosophy, whose simple determination to do as he likes and live as he wishes is threatened when his daughter falls in love with an unsuitable man. With subtle twists and turns in a fascinating portrait of soci ...more
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May 13, 2016 Fonch rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It is a sad book, but very powerful and Beauty. It is a beautiful remembrance of the England of the 19th century, and the England of the beggining of the 20th century. With marevellous characters Tremoustre, Rendall and others. Blanche is a femme fatale despite not to wanting to be. With all this heroine concluded to conquer the hearts of the readers. Virginia Woolf commited a mistake. Maurice Baring is not a superficial writer. He is really deep. Without Baring we would not be able enjoy of Eve ...more
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Aug 02, 2013 Steve Vetsch rated it liked it
A good book with lots of strong character portrayals with many weaknesses and faults. It causes the reader to reflect on how our decisions and selfishness can haunt and hurt us and those we love.
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The book may have been much more interesting if the author would have considered describing more events and not just parties and fancy dinners. This is what most disturbed me, that I had to read about 500 pages with parties descriptions. I did not liked the main character and I am disappointed to see that Baring did not include almost anything besides the descriptions of the social life.
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