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|The Primrose family
Written by Anne Charlotte
(5/1/2005 10:05 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Meet the Primroses, penned by Tara O'Donnell
From the first chapter I liked the whole family very much, although they are really too good to be true. How they sit by the fireside in the evenings and behave always with gentleness and understanding towards each other: A real idyll!
Yet, the humour prevents this scenario from appearing ridiculous. I loved, for example, the way the narrator describes the naming of the daughters and how he describes his married life.
Dr Primrose is a real paragon, no doubt, yet he is very likeable because he actually believes what he preaches. He is definitely no Mr Collins!
Mrs Primrose reminds me of Mrs Bennet, too, she is quite a ridiculous character with her vanity and desire to marry off her daughters. She may be a good wife in general but I doubt Dr Primrose can rely on her in a crisis.
As for the children: I don't get a clear impression of them in the first chapters. They seem nice, good-natured and obedient, all of the same mould.
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