An intriguing collection of short stories by some of the greatest women fiction writers of the last century.
The Lifted Veil – George Eliot
Miss Brill – Katherine Mansfield
The Fly – Katherine Mansfield
The Jew’s Beech Tree – Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Mansize in Marble – Edith Nesbit
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Mediocre stories and reading
Only because I was in the car without reliable radio signal, and I paid for it so I was going to listen to it.
No. Some of the stories were OK - and I probably read those 40 years ago. Some were pretty lame. I expected short stories, and the leading novella was way too long for the short trips I intended this book for.
No. It's mostly not her fault, but I took a dislike to her 10 minutes or so into the opening novella, which is when I realized the narrator/protagonist was a man as opposed to the Victorian prisspants her reading painted in my mind's eye. It's my own fault for not researching the book better before I bought it. That said, I really don't care for her smooth, plummy Britishness unless the story she's reading demands it. I've been listening to "Tune In," the Beatles bio, and the narrator is amazing - much more life and nuance to his reading.
Research my purchases better in the future.
This was one of the first books I bought, and if the second one wasn't the Beatles "Tune In" bio, I would not have continued with Audible. It seems to be that it's basically just something to fill a square - "Great Women Writers," check.