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The Fine and the Wicked: the Life and Times of Ouida

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223 pages
Published 1958 by Victor Gollancz
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Carol Ciavonne
Mar 16, 2015 Carol Ciavonne rated it really liked it
I had never heard of this British woman author, whose novels and essays were very popular in the late Victorian period, and well thought of by other famous authors of the time. She was eccentric and outspoken, lived most of her life in Italy. Although the plots seem melodramatic now, she said," I do not object to realism in fiction; what I object to is the limitation of realism in fiction to what is commonplace, tedious, bald--to the habit, in a word, of insisting that the potato is real and ...more
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