Friday, July 27, 2007

The Perils of Chicklit, Averted

So what authors do the Mrs. Generals of our last dispatch consider appropriately uplifting for the modern girl?

"Among the modern writers," Mrs. Miles continued, "I enjoy Bret Harte, whose stories deal with life on the free Western frontier with which I am so familiar. Then what could be finer than Frances Hodgson Burnett's That Lass o' Lowries? I find Mary Cecil Hay's novels elevating, and so also are some of the works of 'The Duchess', although her books are light and frivolous."

I think I'll stick with pernicious books. Not for me the lilies and languors of virtue when I could be reveling in the roses and raptures of vice.

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