Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Musings: Emily Fox-Seton (The Making of a Marchioness)

I (tried to) read an omnibus edition of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Making of  Marchioness and The Methods of Lady Walderhurst.  I got through the first book, though I didn't enjoy it much.  I did not make it through the second book because I came across one sentence that so angered and offended me that I had no desire to continue.

If you want to read more details on my reaction to these books, check out the Project Gutenberg Project blog, where I have posted my review.  Let me know what you think!

7 comments:

  1. I am very curious about your reaction to this sentence, so I will be hopping along now to read the review!

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  2. Ok that is one book (books) I will never read

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  3. Oh Francis Hodgson Burnett. The trick with Frances Hodgson Burnett is to figure out which books of hers will piss you off, and avoid those. My mother loves The Head of the House of Coombe, and I find the portrayal of the main character unbearable in that one (not unbearable the same way The Methods of Lady Thingy was, of course), but okayish in the sequel, Robin. No idea why.

    (My heart really belongs to A Little Princess and The Secret Garden.)

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  4. I never even knew she'd written anything other than The Secret Garden.

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  5. Oooh, that's the worst -- that one sentence that can knock you from a book! :( Checking out your review to see what it was!

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  6. I'm sorry to hear that this didn't work for you. I plan to try Making of a Marchioness soon so I guess we'll see. :(

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  7. I'm off to see what you thought of these and what that sentence was. I'm guessing I will find it offensive too!

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