Love in Excess

David Oakleaf, Eliza Fowler Haywood

fiction classics
challenging informative reflective slow-paced

286 pages | first published 1719

Love in Excess is a well-crafted novel in which the claims of love and ambition are pursued through multiple storylines until the heroine engineers a melodramatic conclusion. Love in Excess and its reception provide a lively and valuable record of the challenge that female desire posed to social decorum.

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funny 100%
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Plot- or character-driven?

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Strong character development?

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Loveable characters?

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3.13