Not Jane Austen, February 10, 2013

'A Proper Education for Girls' Elaine DiRollo


I loved this book. It's is exceptionally well-written, and worth reading for its dark wit alone. But it's also has more to offer. Yes, it's Victoriana, but it's not Victorian. The era it's set in is the lens through which DiRollo chooses to show us the foibles of human nature, how we love and how we choose to show it. Not like Jane Austen, as some reviews complained? Of course not. It's a modern novel. But that doesn't make its points any less poignant. I hope Elaine DiRollo keeps writing.

By sarah on 09 November 2013 |