Novel about two sisters who fall for men who are secretly betrothed to other women.
English society at this time (early 1800s) is a society based on inherited status
and inherited income. Unlike Americans, the English had no conception of rising
through work or merit. Work in England was something done by servants
and even lower classes. It was not an occupation for polite society. The novel draws
out in detail the thoughts and emotions of the characters concerning their social
Year Read: 2010
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