Mariana

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The story of a young Englishwoman's growth towards maturity in the 1930's, a funny, readable, and perceptive account of life and love.

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Overview

The story of a young Englishwoman's growth towards maturity in the 1930's, a funny, readable, and perceptive account of life and love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781906462048
  • Publisher: Persephone Books
  • Publication date: 12/31/2008
  • Series: Persephone Classics
  • Pages: 378
  • Sales rank: 874,275
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Monica Dickens was born in London in 1915. Her father was Henry Charles Dickens, the eighth son of Charles Dickens. She was an active humanitarian and is the author of numerous novels and children's books. Now a freelance journalist, Harriet Lane worked as a reporter and columnist for the London Observer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    A Domesticated Novel

    I was taken in, at first, by the cover of this book. The apparent feelings of distance and simultaneous closeness of the figures drew me in. The art proved to be a well-chosen reflection of the book's contents.Mariana, the main character and the book itself, isn't particularly distinctive in any way, but I found that plainness satisfying. Monica Dickens, the great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, created a story about a young woman who isn't entirely sure of her place in the world and doesn't have any grand or clear plans for her future. That may sound dull; but it's what Dickens does with that simplicity that livens up the story.The novel is largely an account of the day-to-day life of a young girl moving toward womanhood. The activities center around her family and her school life with the little blips that speckle the everyday. Mariana experiences and grows from a grand heartache, learns from some mishaps at school, and as she grows up discovers aspects about her family that she'd been innocent of as a girl. Ultimately, Mariana finds contentment in herself and discovers real love.An enjoyable, mild, and pleasant read.

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