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Mrs Eastwood is a widow with four children, all still at home: Frederick age 26, Nelly age 20, Dick age 18, and Plantagenet ("Jenny") age 16. The household is light-hearted, except for the serious Frederick who appears so proper and yet is actually the black sheep.Now Mrs Eastwood is taking in a distant relative, Innocent, who was raised in Italy. Innocent is a "girl of doMrs Eastwood is a widow with four children, all still at home: Frederick age 26, Nelly age 20, Dick age 18, and Plantagenet ("Jenny") age 16. The household is light-hearted, except for the serious Frederick who appears so proper and yet is actually the black sheep.Now Mrs Eastwood is taking in a distant relative, Innocent, who was raised in Italy. Innocent is a "girl of dormant intelligence" - she speaks normally, but is bewildered by the world about her - not able to understand the social cues which people take for granted.This novel follows several characters' stories - Nelly, whose engagement is not as delightful as anticipated; Frederick, who indulges in vicious behaviour while abroad, and later becomes obsessed with a coarse young woman; and Innocent, whose beauty has charmed several people (seemingly oblivious to her mental limitations), including a worldly older man who wants to marry her. Innocent's life is further complicated after she is left alone with someone who dies from an overdose - leading to suspicions of foul play.More events will take place before the end of the novel, involving Innocent and affecting the entire family. Mrs Eastwood is always at the heart of the novel, doing the best she can for those she loves.Available for free download at www.oliphantfiction.com....

Title : Innocent: A Tale of Modern Life
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ISBN : 9781342604637
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 378 Pages
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Innocent: A Tale of Modern Life Reviews

  • Joan Richardson
    2019-02-25 07:11

    This is a fascinating novel. In several of her novels Mrs Oliphant created characters who might be described nowadays as being on the autism spectrum - Innocent is one of these.Available for free download at www.oliphantfiction.com.