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Sisters (Penguin Australian Women's Library) By Ada Cambridge,

  • Title: Sisters (Penguin Australian Women's Library)
  • Author: Ada Cambridge
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • With wealth and good birth behind them the four Pennycuik sisters expected to marry well and live happily ever after, but Ada Cambridge, in this turn of the century novel, dispenses with conventional romantic notions about marriage.Deborah Pennycuik refuses three proposals in one day Mary invents one to last her whole life Rose marries for love and into poverty while FrWith wealth and good birth behind them the four Pennycuik sisters expected to marry well and live happily ever after, but Ada Cambridge, in this turn of the century novel, dispenses with conventional romantic notions about marriage.Deborah Pennycuik refuses three proposals in one day Mary invents one to last her whole life Rose marries for love and into poverty while Francie marries for money.Whatever the motive and how ever careful the choice, marriage is no guarantee of happiness Instead, Ada Cambridge presents a cutting satire on the institution of marriage.
    Sisters Penguin Australian Women s Library With wealth and good birth behind them the four Pennycuik sisters expected to marry well and live happily ever after but Ada Cambridge in this turn of the century novel dispenses with conventional

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    1. Gosh I love Ada Cambridge At the moment I m feeling that special kind of excitement that comes of discovering a wonderful new to you author who has written a pile of books that are just waiting for you to read them Sisters is a remarkably pragmatic look at marriage at the turn of the 19th 20th century in Australia It is also a fascinating insight into class prejudices at the time, in that view spoiler the one truly happy marriage is dismissed as an utter disaster simply because the relevant sist [...]

    2. Sisters is the story of four young women coming of age on a rural property in northern Victoria But it is also the story of Guthrie Carey, a young sailor whose life crosses paths with the sisters at various points.The perils and pitfalls of love and marriage dominate the story It would seem that Cambridge had a pretty cynical view and very low expectations for happiness within the confines of marriage.We have an unhappy marriage with a power imbalance, a domestic goddess whose life is taken up w [...]

    3. Great read absorbing characters, gorgeous settings in colonial Australia and interesting insights into social values in 19th Century Australia.

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