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Gone to Earth,
This review is from: Gone To Earth (Virago Modern Classics) (Paperback)
I read Gone to Earth many years ago and have recently re-read it. While its an enjoyable read for a 14 year old girl it is also over romanticised and of course very much influenced by Thomas Hardy's tales of intense and passionate rustic folk. Stella Gibbons satirised this genre when she wrote "Cold Comfort Farm" - do read this if you have not already. Some other reviews I have read here are taking the book just a little too seriously - if not pompously. Which is what Stella Gibbons found so funny.
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Initial post: 13 Jan 2015, 14:01:31 GMT
I enjoyed your comments very much, even though I don't fully agree. You're spot on about Thomas Hardy and certainly Stella Gibbon showd that the genre can be made fun of, but that doesn't mean that either Thomas Hardy or this author were not very good writers.
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