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The Pastor's Wife
Elizabeth von Arnim
Jul 17, 2012
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Jul 18, 2012 04:31AM
I thought this was an interesting book, really ought to reread it, there's a barely fictionalised description of her brief encounter with HG Wells towards the end.
Jul 19, 2012 09:02AM
Don't remember either but then the book isn't really about him (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it)!
Jul 19, 2012 02:28PM
Jan-Maat wrote: "I thought this was an interesting book, really ought to reread it, there's a barely fictionalised description of her brief encounter with HG Wells towards the end."
Check out "The Enchanted April" too. That was the first von Arnim I read, and it led me to pick up this one. I'll probably start it soon.
Oct 01, 2012 02:57PM
Liberty wrote: "I forgot about the HG Wells affair! I forget who he left her for."
Rebecca West? Amber Reeves? he really had a thing for authoresses. Or, er, women in general.
Oct 01, 2012 04:15PM
Liberty wrote: "Okay, I started it today. It may take me a little while to finish it though."
That's fine. I'm just starting now, but I'll probably take my time since I'm re-reading Moby-Dick.
Miriam wrote: "Liberty wrote: "I forgot about the HG Wells affair! I forget who he left her for."
Rebecca West? Amber Reeves? he really had a thing for authoresses. Or, er, women in general."
Forgot? I never knew about it in the first place, so you're still ahead. How much do you know about H. G. Wells, and where can I learn the same?
Oct 01, 2012 04:50PM
I haven't read anything of hers. Looks like she was prior to West. She also had his baby.
Nov 05, 2012 03:03PM
Liberty wrote: "It makes me want to cry and slap her around. It's the character's lack of agency. Oh, I'm marrying him because I have no ability to express what I want, and then I'm fucking surprised when no one sees me or listen to me..."
Yeah, I know what you mean. The story had some potential, but Ingeborg's inability to speak up got old very, very fast. Enchanted April, this isn't.
Nov 05, 2012 11:24PM
So you don't have enough grit and iron determination to read the marriage problem novels of the pre-WWI world eh? ;)
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