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Harriet Read Harriet Author Elizabeth Jenkins Ivogue.co.uk When A Handsome, Unscrupulous Fortune Hunter Approaches Harriet, A Young Woman Of Means Whom Most People Would Call Half Witted, No Good Can Result Elizabeth Jenkins S Artistry, However, Transforms The Bare Facts Of This Case From The Annals Of Victorian England S Old Bailey Into An Absolutely Spine Chilling Exploration Of The Depths Of Human Depravity.


10 thoughts on “Harriet

  1. says:

    it is a sad thing that Jenkins 1934 novel is not better known perhaps the darkness, realism, and tragedy that form the basis of this novel s insights on humanity s often predatory nature has precluded it from being embraced.the premise is simple enough take a natural from any given Austen novel those simple minded, childish, often greedy, but also often innately sweet women who the central heroines usually have to protect or at least work around and set her in a starkly realistic settin it is a sad thing that Jenkins 1934 novel is not better known perhaps the darkness, realism, and tragedy that form the basis of this novel s insights on humanity s often predatory nature has precluded it from being embraced.the premise is simple enough take a natural from any given Austen novel those simple minded, childish, often greedy, but also often innately sweet women who the central heroines usually have to protect or at least work around and set her in a starkly realistic setting approximately 50 years later, filled with characters who truly will do what they feel they have to do to obtain money and comfort although the language is similar charmingly nuanced and understated dialogue descriptive passages that are wry and subtle characters who are pleasingly well spoken and well mannered the result is very far from a comedy of manners Harriet s narrative is instead a grueling series of escalating predations and degradations, politely told because most people with ...


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    Harriet by Elizabeth Jenkins was my first Persephone, and I feel this isn t the typical story that Persephone publishes it s dark, gritty, upsetting, andinterestingly a fictionalised version of real tragic events.It follows a woman called Harriet who is termed as a natural she has learning disabilities, and lives with her mother in a protective environment She is careful with her appearance, and has a great deal of money andto come into upon the death of her aunt On one of Harriet by Elizabeth Jenkins was my first Persephone, and I feel this isn t the typical story that Persephone publishes it s dark, gritty, upsetting, andinterestingly a fictionalised version of real tragic events.It follows a woman called Harriet who is termed as a natural she has learning disabilities, and lives with her mother in a protective environment She is careful with her appearance, and has a great deal of money andto come into upon the death of her aunt On one of her customary visits to relatives, she comes into contact with Lewis Oman, and promptly falls for his romantic advances unaware that his real motive is to get his hands on her money.While I was reading this story, I was completely enraptured I didn t want to put it down at some points, because I was dying to know what would happen to the poor heroine Of course I knew how the story in real life ended, but there is nothing like a fictionalisation of a real story to bring so manyelements to it motives of characters, their own inner tho...


  3. says:

    One of Persephone s darkest novels based on the true story of the 1877 Penge Murder case.A story of cruelty,greed and passion, this book may not be everyone s cup of tea but it is so well written by E...


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    As always, I m chatty Cathy about this book, so if you want the longie, you can go here otherwise, carry on with the short version.Originally written in 1934, Harriet is based on an actual British murder case from the 1870s known as The Penge Murder Mystery It is one of thedisturbing books I ve read, although I must say it is also one of the best crime novels I ve had in my hands in a very, very long time While information is widely available online about the Penge Murders or The Sta As always, I m chatty Cathy about this book, so if you want the longie, you can go here otherwise, carry on with the short version.Originally written in 1934, Harriet is based on an actual British murder case from the 1870s known as The Penge Murder Mystery It is one of thedisturbing boo...


  5. says:

    It was a crime involving almost unbelievable callousness and cruelty A half witted young woman named Harriet who had inherited a small fortune was living happily, and securely in the care of her mother Lewis Staunton, a good looking young man and a relentless criminal, saw his opportunity, and making love to the innocent, ignorant creature, got her away from her mother s protection and married her He then arranged for her to be boarded with ...


  6. says:

    Chilling, horrifying, and incredibly compelling A fantastic and sickening read.


  7. says:

    I went into this expecting a historical thriller and ended up getting an early true crime tale from 1934 Sometimes I don t mind being surprised, but this one fell a little flat.Since Jenkins took the real story of Harriet Staunton s murder and seems to have only changed last names of all the characters, I don t know why she didn t write straight up non fiction about the case Because the writing, while sometimes laboriously crafted like vintage Victorian fiction, readslike a report of the I went into this expecting a historical thriller and ended up getting an early true c...


  8. says:

    This has totally shocked me I am disturbed This novel, written by Elizabeth Jenkins is the true life account of the murder of a girl with learning difficulties in the late 1800s It is shocking how horrific humans can treat one another It has deeply upset me However strange that may seem, I did really enjoy it I have ...


  9. says:

    Es 1875 y Harriet Woodhouse, una dama soltera de 32 a os con una fortuna nada despreciable, vuelve de una visita a unos parientes pobres anunciando con entusiasmo su compromiso con el joven Lewis Oman, un corredor de subastas atractivo y encantador La madre de Harriet, alarmada, trata de disuadir a su hija haci ndole ver que es un cazafortunas que quiere aprovecharse de ella, y cuando Harriet no da su brazo a torcer, trata de acudir a la ley para declarar a su hija incapacitada, ya que Harriet Es 1875 y Harriet Woodhouse, una dama soltera de 32 a os con una fortuna nada despreciable, vuelve de una visita a unos parientes pobres anunciando con entusiasmo su compromiso con el joven Lewis Oman, un corredor de subastas atractivo y encantador La madre de Harriet, alarmada, trata de disuadir a su hija haci ndole ver que es un cazafortunas que quiere aprovecharse de ella, y cuando Harriet no da su brazo a torcer, trata de acudir a la ley para declarar a su hija incapacitada, ya que Harriet es discapac...


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    This is definitely in my top 5 of Persephone books that I have enjoyed Set during the 1870s it tells the true story of a Harriet Richardson, a young lady with learning difficulties Having come into considerable wealth she becomes the target of Louis Saunton who eventually marries her for the money Along with Louis s brother Patrick , sister in law Elizabeth and mistres...


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