|Title||:||The Vicar of Lansdowne|
|Number of Pages||:||546 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Vicar of Lansdowne Reviews
Okay, everyone interested in sentimental novels should absolutely read this book--I'm honestly shocked it hasn't received a wider reception. If you are a fan of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, you will find that Roche does an impressive job leading the foray into the themes, plot, and structure of that (later) novel. I wouldn't be surprised to find that Austen had read The Vicar of Lansdowne and been inspired by it.The two sisters of The Vicar are highly entertaining, and the older sister's coquettishness only adds to her characterization. This novel takes itself much less seriously than Austen's, with stock characters like an old, out-of-fashion and yet happily deluded Aunt providing humor, and frequent asides to the reader gently parodying other contemporary novels. Roche comes off as both highly educated and willing to critique the precepts of this education, often sprinkling in quotes from other works that are hard to take as entirely serious. I highly recommend this novel for both its own entertainment value, and the context it gives to more popular novels of the day.