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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Emily Eden Narrator: Peter Joyce Publisher: Assembled Stories Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Emily Eden was the daughter of the 1st Baron Auckland, a close confidant of Pitt. She was thus well placed to observe the manners and mores of nineteenth century aristocracy. A huge admirer of Jane Austen, her works reflect this in their perception, tongue in cheek humour and benevolence toward the victims of her pen. 'The Semi Attached Couple' is a revealing insight of attitudes and customs within marriage. Miss Eden asks, among other questions, what happens to a man, immediately after marriage, who believes his wife dislikes him? This set in a context in which people 'may all hate, all envy, all rival each other; they may say everything that is ill-natured and do everything that is mischievous but the general effect, as painters would call it, must be harmony'.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarahdhesi | 2/28/2013

    " I absolutely loved it particularly Mrs Gordon and Lady Portmore. I immediately ordered the letters she wrote from India and hope they are as witty and wonderfully written as The Semi-Attached Couple and The Semi-Detached House which I am currently reading and enjoying. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Renee | 7/24/2012

    " Jane Austen fans, look upon Emily Eden and rejoice! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Christina Dudley | 7/19/2011

    " Started off delightful and witty, but then I bogged down in all the characters and forgot who everyone was. It probably didn't help that I just picked this one up every couple days at night for ten minutes. That reading method works for Horatio Hornblower but not THE SEMI-ATTACHED COUPLE. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cameling | 9/28/2010

    " I don't know if the author intended to write in the style of Jane Austen, but if she did, she certainly succeeded. Centering around 2 families, the Douglas household and their neighbors, the Eskdales, we're treated to little intrigues, drama and humor. "

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