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Barren Corn by Georgette Heyer
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Oct 02, 11

bookshelves: chick-lit
Read in October, 2011

One star is pushing it. I had to skip through the text that follows the whirlwind cross-class romance and dreadful marriage of a woman who worked in a hat shop and an aristocrat with a ratty mother. I don't know if this one was realism when it came out, but boy is it drippy melodrama now, with attendant anti-feminism, Good Girl set up to fail, and wastrel upper class Brits. And it ends with Our Heroine's suicide! Oh, Heyer, No! Originally published 1930.

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