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|The Vulgar Question of Money by Elsie Michie
Written by Alethea
(8/16/2013 2:02 p.m.)
I bought the e-book version of this to read, thinking that it would be a good corollary to Austen's novels, as well as more current (i.e., Victorian and early 1900s) works. It was DISASTROUSLY BAD. The underlying theme is very good -- money was the do-all and be-all of the Regency world for women, but it was not meant to be discussed or picked at, b/c that rendered someone "vulgar." Yes, very good point. But Michie beats the topic like a dead horse. By the end, I was just begging the book to finish. So if anyone else is interested, just absorb the notion that "Money is vulgar in discussion, but necessary in life." Boom. Done.
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