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Janet Darling, born in 1854, the daughter of a clergyman, is a perfect embodiment of the Victorian virtues of duty and propriety, and yet as she grows into a beautiful young woman and enters in marriage with a wealthy businessman, we see that Janet Darling is something more. She possesses an independence of mind and spirit that makes her unique and utterly unpredictable.
Hardcover, 362 pages
Published August 1st 1975 by Delacorte Press
(first published 1975)
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Jan 10, 2017 Karla marked it as did-not-finish
Only read the first chapter, but the writing was stilted and dull in that worst pedantic cradle-to-grave "respectable" (aka no trashy lolz) family saga way. At least the Charles Geer cover art is predictably pretty.