Life and Death of Harriett Frean
She tried to reinstate herself through grief; she sheltered behind her bereavement, affecting a more profound seclusion, abhorring strangers; she was more than ever the reserved, fastidious daughter of Hilton Frean. She had always thought of herself as different from Connie and Sarah, living with a superior, intellectual life. She turned to the books she had read with her mother, Dante, Browning, Carlyle, and Ruskin, the biographies of Great Men, trying to retrace the footsteps of her lost self, to revive the forgotten thrill. But it was no use.
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Review: The Life and Death of Harriett FreanUser Review - Amanda Wallace - Goodreads
This is a story about the pressure to "Behave beautifully" it highlights the restrictions of women and the expectations of them to exist in no other place than the domestic sphere. I felt the end was ... Read full review
Review: The Life and Death of Harriett FreanUser Review - Rebecca Smith - Goodreads
A small book with a profound message that compels you to re-assess and potentially change your life - As a modernist text, the stream of consciousness technique employed may confuse the reader at first (as it did my mother :-?), regardless of this, it is a must read! Read full review