The Social Graces by Renee Rosen
How can you get yourself into the upper crust of society?
We find out, and we find out it isn't always the best place to be.
Those in the upper social ci...
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Saturday, March 5, 2011
Review - Good Wives by Louisa M. Alcott
If you go through my book reviews you will see that I seem to be alternating older books with newer ones and this is due to the fact that older books are more readily available here. The latest books are beyond reach, also physically reach us so much later that the thrill of getting it hot off the press is never really there. Not complaining though because I do get to read a fair amount of books of so many genres anyway.
This is a book which I read for school literature! it was quite nostalgic going back to it after such a long, long spell. Reading it now I think its a bit too idyllic to be true - everyone is holier than thou, everyone is very good, no one steps out of line but then as you go deeper into the book you realize that thank heavens everyone is weak - Jo will write muck and get it published all for the filthy lucre! Amy is vain and Meg hankers for every little thing that her richer neighbour has. So there is human weakness and of course the moral here is how everyone gets over their weakness and good prevails. I wish it could be that easy in real life.
A very pleasant read, taking you back in time to a more sedate, easier past. Enjoyable for a weekend read.