Marriage [by S.E. Ferrier].

A.T. Goodrich, 1818

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With her sharp eye for human foibles and fancies, Scottish author Ferrier (1782–1854) outsold her contemporary Jane Austen with witty stories of Scottish social life. Two centuries later, her first ... Volledige review lezen

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It's unfair, I think, to make comparisons between Ferrier and Jane Austen. Whilst there are areas of similarity (and Ferrier was known to admire Austen), the comparison does Ferrier no favours. It's ... Volledige review lezen

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