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The Odd Women by George Gissing
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Apr 23, 2012

really liked it
Read from April 23 to 25, 2012

Depressing...but also kind of invigorating, and definitely thought-provoking. Ostensibly this book has a feminist focus, but I think the overall theme is of the importance of total freedom, and the problems that lack of freedom can cause in relationships and to physical and mental health. Unemployment/underemployment, poverty, jealousy and trust, marriage, and despair are all explored. I would have liked things to work out right for at least one of the characters (although in a way it does).

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