The Semi-Detached House


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• Two of British author Emily Eden’s books are bound together in this Kindle edition: The Semi-Detached House & The Semi-Attached Couple

The Semi-Detached House (1859)
Jane Austen fans will adore Emily Eden's comic novels. As The Semi-Detached House begins, beautiful newlywed Lady Blanche Chester, now pregnant,, is moving to a suburban home while her husband is away. She finds intrigue and annoyance as she encounters her new friends and villagers.

The Semi-Attached Couple (1860)
Another witty novel in the style of Jane Austen, although the books are set after the couples are married rather than before. In this book, Emily Eden skewers the social climbing of young married couple, including one woman who is determined to learn everyone’s secret.

About The Author
Emily Eden (1797 –1869) was a witty British novelist who wrote about English life in the early 19th century.She was the seventh daughter of William Eden, 1st Baron Auckland, and in her youth she and her sister lived in India, where her brother George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland, was in residence as Governor-General.
She wrote accounts of her time in India, collected in the volume Up The Country: (1867). She also wrote two very successful novels, The Semi-Detached House (1859) and The Semi-Attached Couple (1860). Both novels have a comic touch that critics have compared with Jane Austen, who was Emily's favorite author..
Her letters were published by Violet Dickinson, a close friend of Virginia Woolf. In one, she most famously welcome King William IV: as "an immense improvement on the last unforgiving animal (George IV)—this man at least wishes to make everybody happy."

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