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The Independence of Claire

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Paperback, 300 pages
Published July 20th 2007 by Dodo Press (first published 1915)
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When her mother remarries, a young woman decides to try to be independent by going to work as a teacher. The book was written in the early nineteen hundreds and so Claire's income is not a comfortable one, nor is her outlook for the future. She can see this by taking a look at her fellow teachers, and all the romance of independence drops away. Yet the only ways out of having to scrape by on what you can earn are either marriage - or death. And then Claire realizes that single women living witho ...more
Jun 30, 2013 Kirsti rated it it was amazing
A little bit different than her other novels, although the main character is still of a higher class. She shows the lower class at the time in a sympathetic light, and the main character is forced to become one of them through circumstance. Still romantic, still the idea of marriage being the saving point in both female and male lives (the girls get someone to guide to a high moral path, the men get guided) Read on kindle for free, check it out! :)
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The author of 33 books, as well as numerous short stories and magazine articles, British author Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey was born Jessie Bell in 1856, in Liverpool. She was the daughter of Scots insurance broker David Bell, and his wife, Elizabeth Morris Barton, and had six siblings. She married cotton broker Henry Mansergh in 1883, and a number of her books were originally published under the ...more
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