Kirkham's Find

Kirkham s Find LIFE IS SO DULL It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment He is born to hopes and aspirations as the sparks fly upwards unless he has brutified his nature and quenched the spirit of immorta

  • Title: Kirkham's Find
  • Author: Mary Gaunt
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 401
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • LIFE IS SO DULL It is not for man to rest in absolute contentment He is born to hopes and aspirations, as the sparks fly upwards, unless he has brutified his nature, and quenched the spirit of immortality, which is his portion SOUTHEY Nancy Well What s the good of sitting there saying well when you know I want you

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    1. Available online at Project Gutenberg Australia.This book will be discussed at Yahoo Group - Literature of the 19th Century from March 16 to April 6, 2014view is pending…

    2. I found Kirkham’s Find a little slow to begin with, as the first few chapters mostly focus on how hard Phoebe’s lot is in life and upon how difficult it is to be a woman destined to be an old maid in 1890s Victoria. The book picks up a lot once cousins Kirkham and Morrison head off to pursue riches via gold-seeking, however, and by the second half of the novel I was hooked. I didn’t think the writing was the best of the period’s offerings, but Gaunt’s style is very readable and her sto [...]

    3. The beginning of this book reminded me of a really superBBC series "The House of Elliot" - it was all about twosisters, one pretty, one plain (I would call her vibrant)and how, with the death of their father, they find they have tomake their own way in the world. Evie is expected to marrybut business minded Bea finds a solution to their woes whereno one is compromised.Unfortunately "Kirkham's Find" is not of such a high standard.Nancy is the pretty one and Phoebe is destined to be left onthe she [...]

    4. this is a delightful insight to Australian life for women in the late 1800's. there are long repetitive conversations railing against the inequalities of the sexes and the differences between the two sisters relationships with others. I got a bit frustrated with the mother more than other character always wringing her hands in worry, but still thoroughly enjoyed the whole book. especially the second half when phoebe describes her venture in warrnambool, I could've done with more of how she made [...]

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