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|Title||:||The Methods of Lady Walderhurst|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Methods of Lady Walderhurst Reviews
I watched PBS's The Making of a Lady and the opening credits said it was based on The Making of a Marchioness. My elderly ears missed some important dialogue at the end, so knowing I had this book as a free Kindle download, I decided to read it to tie up the loose ends. Got to the end and discovered that I had only the first segment of a two-part story and it was just kind of a big nothing that hardly made up 10% of the PBS movie, with all the suspense, plot, and action saved for the next segment. I checked Project Gutenberg and found the rest of it and finished. But, oh, was the second half wordy, wordy, wordy...and rambling...and redundant. The author kept going off on tangents about human nature and her personal theories about men and women that got so garbled that I doubt if the author herself even knew what she trying to say. I must have been feeling masochistic because I read some of the more garbled paragraphs three or four times to see if I could make any sense of of them--nope, should have just skimmed over them. The PBS version changed a lot of the plot and characters and was so different that I never did get my questions answered by reading the book--and except for my disapproval of their making some of the good characters into baddies, I would suggest watching the PBS movie, it was a better story.
There was a warning at the beginning of the book that the editors had kept the content in it's original form, not editing for political correctness. So, you get some of the language regarding people from India and people of color in general. However, it was much more open minded than other books written at the time. Also, many of the characters are horribly sexist (even though it's written by a women). It ends up being a sweet story overall, but lacks the wonderful quality of some of her other works.Second reading: a lot of the sexism is tongue in cheek. It is a book of its time. But, I still love her writing. I enjoy re reading her when I need something soothing.
Much melodrama here, although there were a few interesting parts about abusive relationships and what people can be driven to. It was all in very decorous language, which means that most significant things were to be read between the lines. I also found the author's condescending tone towards most of the characters a little distancing - as if the reader and the author were always observing the drama from a superior vantage point.
This was a more enjoyable read than the previous book. The main character is very obviously a slice of the past, but the story is appealing and the intrigue gives it more depth. Though it isn't a fast-paced, action-packed story, it is a pleasing book to read.
This was the sequel to The Making of a Marchioness. Very enjoyable. Very pleasing story with bits of suspense. I own the MP3 format disc with both stories if anyone is interested in listening to the story. It is read by a full cast.
Njae, va? Men den sista meningen får 4 stjärnor. Jag skulle vilja rekommendera båda böckerna i serien bara för den meningen.
Read "The Making of a Marchioness" first
Interesting plot-line but sort of predictable. Dark and Gothic. Not nearly as good as Jane Eyre or Northanger Abbey. I could not wait for it to end.
2.5 stars rounded up to 3. The building of tension was okay, but the ending just sort of fizzled.