Synopses & Reviews
In Victorian society, the humiliation of being elderly and unmarried has always been thought of as being "odd". This story is about two such "odd" women. Their younger sister, Monica, has managed to escape their genteel, stifling lifestyle for a loveless marriage and is paying a bitter price.
About the Author
Elaine Showalter is the author of the groundbreaking A Literature of Their Own and editor of Little Women for Penguin Classics.