Life and Death of Harriett Frean

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Echo Library, Nov 1, 2006 - Fiction - 52 pages
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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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Book Description Harriett Frean is a well-to-do, unmarried woman living a life of meaningless dependency, boredom, and unproductivity as she patiently cares for her aging parents, waiting for a man to ... Read full review

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This book was very short and seemed to be written in vignettes but there was a lot of messages under the surface such as; by being so good and self-sacrificing are you giving up promises of a happy ... Read full review

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May Sinclair (1863-1946), poet, translator, critic, fiction writer, woman's suffrage advocate, and co-founder of a pioneering psychoanalytic clinic, was one of the most popular female British novelists of the early twentieth century. Her twenty-four novels include "Mary Olivier: A Life and The Three Sisters.
Francine Prose's most recent book is "The Lives of the Muses: Nine Women & the Artists They Inspired. A contributing editor at "Harper's, she is the author of ten books of fiction, including "Blue Angel, a 2000 National Book Award finalist.

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