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by Melissa Jones? Melissa Jones
Author: Melissa Jones? Melissa Jones
Publisher: Sphere; Digital original edition (2010)
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If you love nineteenth century fiction, you will enjoy revisiting the period with a modern author. Part letters and part narrative, this literary romance explores the struggles of Emily for independence and fulfillment.
If you love nineteenth century fiction, you will enjoy revisiting the period with a modern author.
Dear Mr Cornford, It is with regret that I begin the task of writing to you about your niece, Emily. And so Emily Hudson, niece and ward, is dispatched into the care of her distant and cold uncle, to take residence at the family's Newport beach house at the outbreak of the Civil War. She is an orphan, the sole member of her family not claimed by consumption. In that first lonely summer, it is Emily's cousin William - himself an outsider - who is her saviour.
Melissa Jones has created a passionate and beguiling story, yet one that is so delicate .
Melissa Jones has created a passionate and beguiling story, yet one that is so delicate that I felt at times I was leaning over her troubled heroine's shoulder, prying into her intimate letters. It is wonderfully rich and elegantly written. A touching portrait of insecurities and misunderstandings that brings a vanished period to life. Emily Hudson is very Bronte in its lengthy recitation of horrors and misfortune visited upon a spirited young woman, her journey from innocence into jaded adulthood and eventually, the gaining of her independence and personal freedom. It all started very promisingly, but quickly became tedious when I realized how slowly everything was moving. Her recent behaviour, which I have outlined to you in previous letters, compels me to request that she be formally removed from the school and returned to your care with immediate effect.
Unlike James, Melissa Jones, the author of Emily Hudson, creates fairly unlikeable characters, introduces them in ways that seem unnatural, and forces the development of their relationships in quick and irrational ways. The novel does pick up steam around page 200, but this unfortunately does not entirely cover the earlier wrongs.
In London, in 1861, Emily Hudson has been expelled from boarding school for an "abundant defiant life" which includes . Where Emily differs from these characters, and the real Minny, is in her growing sense of independence and her own creative ability
In London, in 1861, Emily Hudson has been expelled from boarding school for an "abundant defiant life" which includes day-dreaming, speaking her thoughts and a close friendship with another student. Her parents having died of consumption, she is sent to New England to live with an uncle. Moving from one cold and claustrophobic institution to another, Emily finds she is an unwelcome reminder of her similarly wild mother. Where Emily differs from these characters, and the real Minny, is in her growing sense of independence and her own creative ability. She refuses to be shackled or "submerged" by masculine forces. Download the new Indpendent Premium app.
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Published in Great Britain as The Hidden Heart of Emily Hudson by Sphere, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group. This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, business establishments, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. Emily Hudson : a novel, Melissa Jones
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Melissa Jones is the daughter of the Jamaican poet and screenwriter Evan Jones, and the sister of novelist Sadie Jones. This book was originally published in the UK as The Hidden Heart of Emily Hudson. She lives in an Essex village in England with her husband and two children. More Author Information. Membership Advantages.