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message 1: by Erin (new)

Erin Excellent review, James!


message 2: by James (new)

James Erin wrote: "Excellent review, James!"
Thx! I laughed a little at some of my thoughts from a few years ago... as well as some bad grammar habits, but figured I'd leave them in for the embarrassment factor!


message 3: by Luca (last edited Jul 19, 2017 01:12PM) (new)

Luca I love this book so much! I wish more people understood how brave Edna was to give society the finger.
Great review btw :)


message 4: by James (new)

James Luca wrote: "I love this book so much! I wish more people understood how brave Edna was to give the society the finger.
Great review btw :)"


HA! True.... and thank you. I remember loving it so much when I read it years ago.


message 5: by Carlos (new)

Carlos Bazzano I haven't read this book, but the synopsis and your review remind me of Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, both deal with the issue of an unsatisfactory marriage and female adultery. The difference is that both Tolstoi and Flaubert are men and wrote from a masculine point of view, and this does so from a female perspective. It would be interesting to compare the way the same question is treated from both points of view


message 6: by James (new)

James Carlos wrote: "I haven't read this book, but the synopsis and your review remind me of Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, both deal with the issue of an unsatisfactory marriage and female adultery. The difference i..." Good choices. I'd add Daisy Miller... that's whom I originally did a comparison for. Henry James often understood women. Not always tho!


message 7: by Maureen (new)

Maureen Carden In Treme-an HBO show about NOLA and life after Katrina one of the featured characters taught this book in one of his English classes. About half way through I realized it was a clever piece of foreshadowing which broke my heart. Fascinating review.


message 8: by James (new)

James Maureen wrote: "In Treme-an HBO show about NOLA and life after Katrina one of the featured characters taught this book in one of his English classes. About half way through I realized it was a clever piece of fore..."

Good share, I wasn't aware of that. And thank you.


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