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5.0 out of 5 stars
A truly great if little-known novel, 21 April 2010
Although on the surface this novel is just a sad tale about the wasted and suppressed life of an intelligent young woman at the start of the Twentieth Century, the technique and writing are extraordinary. When I first read it in a couple of days, I was amazed at its brilliance. So I am now re-reading a page or two at a time, appreciating the precision of the language and the paring down to essentials in the incidents and dialogue. Reading this story will enhance anyone's life; and if you happen also to be interested in good writing, you will find so much to admire.