Fri, 24 May 2013
In Kipling's The Naulakha, Kate goes to New York to train as a nurse. In Louisa May Alcott's Good Wives, Jo goes to New York to work independently as a writer, and turns into a hack journalist for the blood and thunder magazines of the 1860s. But she needs to be saved from this terrible profession, so enter Professor Bhaer, who will bring her back to the good Christian path, and open an orphanage. For readers who need career guidance.
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Category:strong women -- posted at: 1:30am CET
Fri, 10 May 2013
Rudyard Kipling's jointly written novel with a writer we've all forgotten is really very good. The Naulakha may be spelt wrong (Kipling's fault) but its a gripping mix of Victorian adventure and trouncing of feminist aspirations, set in a very corrupt Indian kingdom. For readers whose plans go awry.
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Category:nemesis and revenge -- posted at: 1:30am CET