All Passion Spent
Publish date: 2016-04-26
Publisher: Vintage Classics
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Introduction, by Joanna Lumley--All Passion Spent
I couldn't resist starting my Virago Modern Classics marathon before I finished Inkdeath---sorry Cornelia Funke. I've accumulated quite a few VMCs, so I figured it was time for a marathon. Ah...my first Virago. How perfect it be this... This is a novel of independence, femininity, self-satisfaction,...
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I found this to be a thoughtful novel about a woman who finally gets to live as she pleases following the death of her husband upsetting the plans of her pompous and calculating children.The middle part of the book focuses on her contemplation of the past; her life always in the background as the wi...
The Lady Slane’s husband dies at the ripe age of 92, leaving her a widow with a small pension, six children (all over the age of 60), and innumerable grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Imagine her family’s surprise when this venerable and venerated old woman takes up a small house in London and ...