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The Constant Sinner (Modern Classics, 400)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  26 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
original title: Babe Gordon
Paperback, 212 pages
Published October 28th 1995 by Virago Press (first published 1949)
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Joseph
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a very period piece. If you love the roaring twenties but want a different perspective than the glamour of The Great Gatsby, then as long as you keep in mind that much of this book is written in the vernacular and colloquialisms of the day then this should prove a slightly informative read.
My initial view of this was 1930 smut. When I read I found Miss West to be dealing more in the psychology of the "new woman". This philosophy boils down to, if a man can have as many partners as he wa
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Amber Aboshihata
I didn’t expect to like the book as much as I did. It started off slow but picked up the pace rather quickly. The main character Babe reminds me a lot of Scarlet O’Hara, in that she’s a true opportunist, and looking out to satisfy her own pleasures, no matter who she has to betray in order to do so. No matter what happened, this woman always landed on her feet and quickly was on to the next big thing when her current situation got stale. This book is almost a hundred years old, but the material ...more
Kirsty
Jun 04, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: borrowed
Fully aware that I'm probably the only person on Goodreads that didn't enjoy this. I did not find the characters or writing engaging in the least, and it was such a slow starter that I soon lost interest.
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