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Regiment of Women #2020

Regiment of Women Set in a small town in Edwardian England Regiment of Women is about the relationship between two teachers at a private girls school

  • Title: Regiment of Women
  • Author: Clemence Dane Alison Hennegan
  • ISBN: 9781853818646
  • Page: 490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Regiment of Women By Clemence Dane Alison Hennegan, Set in a small town in Edwardian England, Regiment of Women is about the relationship between two teachers at a private girls school.

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    1. An astonishing dissection of the mind of the monstrous Clare Hartill, who blithely ruins or attempts to ruin the lives of everyone around her It s also a fascinating insight into schoolgirl crushes and how encompassing they can be, and in this case how tragic.I read that this work encouraged Radclyffe Hall to write The Well of Loneliness , with which it has a great deal in common though this book is even painful I can t understand why it is virtually forgotten today.

    2. Dane sets out to create an evil lesbian, and in doing so show the reader the evils of lesbianism But instead, in Clare, she creates a complex, magnetic woman, who champions education and intellectualism, and puts forth good arguments for why women don t need to get married Though Clare is cruel and malicious, she is also an archetype of the unavailable older woman in a position of authority, and it is easy to see why the women in the book find her so attractive Dane may have wanted to make Clare [...]

    3. This book was rather disturbing, an intense and painful read with no real closure provided Nevertheless, it was excellent the prose was incredible, the characters fascinating if not always likeable and the story itself engaging You cannot but feel incredibly sorry for everyone involved It was a painfully true portrait of a number of very unhealthy, sometimes abusive, relationships but on the whole, I don t think it was a criticism of lesbianism itself, of the dangerously passionate affairs that [...]

    4. This story of female relationships work, lesbian, school, or mentor mentee is a fascinating one Clare is manipulative and ruthless in her use and abuse of others for her own gain Alwynne and others fall prey to her.The dialogue is stimulating, clever, and revealing of each character s values The psychological elements of manipulation, realization, and residual damage are powerful movers I really enjoyed the writing.While I think the author tried to portray a can t get a man so I ll manipulate wo [...]

    5. This book would definitely have had four stars if it hadn t been for the Lesbian Bad, Heterosexual Good vibe It s well written and the characters are really skilfully drawn And, frankly, it s obvious that Alwynne will be twenty times happier with Roger than with Clare her relationship with Clare is abusive and scary The main character is really Clare, though, and she is portrayed very cleverly her desire for control and possession her thought processes as she controls and manipulates her human p [...]

    6. Much neglected book undeservedly so Clare Harthill is a truly frightening character My only misgiving is the emphasis put on heterosexual marriage being the only worthy outcome, but nevertheless this is a fascinating insight into suppressed lesbianism.

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