Life and Death of Harriet Freane
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I’d never heard of this book or its author until I came across a Bookcrossing copy at a café in Boston. The author was apparently a distinguished British novelist in the period after the First World War and I’m really glad to have discovered this Virago Modern Classic. It was easy to read but a sad tale of a narrow and repressed life, and the futility of self-sacrifice. Harriett is the only child of her highly moral Victorian parents who have inculcated her with the virtue of behaving well. When she falls in love with the fiancé of a friend, she insists that he marry her friend and misery results for all. Even her and her mother’s unwillingness to state their preferences in minor matters results in choices that please neither. After the death of both her parents, Harriett is still unable to move on as an independent being, and her identity remains that of their daughter.
I finished reading this on a flight over to the UK and I will release it before going home. I will be travelling up to Yorkshire to meet another bookcrosser, Nu-Knees (very excited!). If she's interested I will leave it with her. Otherwise, it will be wild-released.
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