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Two Sides of a Question

May Sinclair

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Here are two gemlike novellas in one volume, written in May Sinclair’s clearest and cleverest prose and exploring the many ways in which a woman can be held captive, held back from the “intoxication of freedom.” In “The Cosmopolitan,” Frida Tancred is a wealthy heiress trapped by family obligation in a dismal provincial estate, hopelessly longing to see all the glories of the world and with no way of escape but the conventional one of marriage. In “Superseded,” spinsterish Miss Juliana Quincey has been teaching arithmetic in a London girls’ school for twenty-five years when she suddenly falls in love with a much younger man and begins to question the assumptions of her life. So dramatically different in terms of characters, plot, and style, both novellas are united in a passionate quest of freedom and a like determination on the part of two very different women to achieve freedom on their own terms. The “Question” of which Sinclair is demonstrating the “Two Sides” seems to be this: Does a woman need a man in her life in order to define herself? In coming to her conclusions, Sinclair explores many layers of human life: art, philosophy, education, science, social class, religion. The marvel is that she is able to do all this in two such small, luminous novels. ( Expatriate)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Expatriate

Length:

6h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:22


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

15:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:20


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

10:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:38


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:13


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

18:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

10:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:26


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:52


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:31