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A Clergyman's Daughter by George Orwell
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it was amazing
bookshelves: british-books, classics, novels, memorable-unique-strange, favorites, life-changing

I cannot believe this is considered one of his "weaker" works. It is an absolute masterpiece.
This work is mesmerizing, intimate, psychologically complex and structurally unusual. I cannot really understand what aspect of it is so affecting, but there is something about it that stays with you once you finish. Its one of those works that has the ability to change, you were one person before you read it, and now perhaps you are another. The only parallel I can draw, and other commented on this is with Joyce's Portrait of an Artist. They are not necessarily similar works but they both touch on faith and the loss of it, and the way that that event is described in this novel is devastating, and heartbreaking but incredibly accurate.
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
November 24, 2015 – Shelved
November 24, 2015 – Shelved as: british-books
November 24, 2015 – Shelved as: classics
November 24, 2015 – Shelved as: novels
November 24, 2015 – Shelved as: memorable-unique-strange
November 24, 2015 – Shelved as: favorites
November 24, 2015 – Finished Reading
December 3, 2017 – Shelved as: life-changing

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