THE COLONEL'S FAMILY by Fredrika Bremer


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 The Colonel's Family ($24.95 paperback original; June 10, 1996; 240 pp.; 1-870041-31-3). An early (1831) work of domestic realism by the once-popular novelist and social critic (180165) who was known as ``the Swedish Charlotte Brontâ.'' In fact, her portrayal of a household full of women whose personalities are shaped by the marital conventions of their time suggests a Scandinavian Jane Austen; and in her use of an irreverent female servant as narrator and central consciousness, Bremer infuses this otherwise simplistic melodrama with an intriguingly modern feminist slant.

Pub Date: June 10th, 1996
ISBN: 1-870041-31-3
Page count: 240pp
Publisher: Dufour
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 1996