Rainer Maria Rilke

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Classically Boring

Beyond the City by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
(Adult Victorian Slice of Life Vignette)
One thing I love about my Kindle and rise of the e-books is that so many classics are free.  Otherwise, I never would have bought this book.  Actually, I never even heard of it.  The freeness made it very appealing.
It is about a suburb of London where three families converge.  The three have a variety of problems that only seem to happen in Victorian England--bad brother who scams family members for money and then does a physical attack for revenge, the 'new' game of tennis, the launch of women's rights, and other issues that is so "England". 

It was a cute and short story but not one I would ever want to pay for!  If you're reading the classics, stick with other English authors and if you want Doyle, then stick with his Holmes stories.  Cute, but that's about it.

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