Any reason for this???
Posted by Barbara on May 07, 1998 at 00:05:33:
In response to more on time of setting.., written by Kate on May 05, 1998 at 22:33:24
I know that I would probably not have caught these futuristic references on a first read of this novel if not for reading it with you all.
I am wondering what purpose Stella Gibbons possibly might have had in doing this. It is very clever, but is there some point she was trying to make? Does she see Flora more like what women would be like a bit in the future? I guess we could presume that Flora would actually have been born about the year that Gibbons was writing, since she is 19 in the book. Flora's advocacy of birth control (or whatever it is she explains to Meriam, the baby machine) might be more of a notion of the future too--or at least more acceptable later than 1932??
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