William, an Englishman Cicely Hamilton




277 pages


William, an Englishman  by  Cicely Hamilton

William, an Englishman by Cicely Hamilton
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I wanted to read this book this year as part of the 100th anniversary of WWI. I expected it to be a Persephone-like take on the war--perhaps something about the home front or about how it affected families/households. I couldnt have been more wrong. This novel is gritty, violent, and doesnt hold any punches. The first third of the book or so is so fiercely satirical that I almost couldnt take how mean the author was to the two main characters. Once war breaks out, she doesnt relent, and just throws more and more at them.This novel was written while Hamilton was literally at the front acting as a nurse, and her incredibly bleak outlook infuses this book.

It was something that I actively disliked reading, but that made me pretty thoughtful.Adding a link to the reviews of this on Goodreads, as theyve made me even more thoughtful about this book. (I initially added this to my list as part of the WWI theme read over there.)https://www.librarything.com/work/760...

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