Lethargica is a touching tale, written in Edward Carpenters unique voice. It has very poetic prose with a wide variety of adjectives and metaphors that build the mood of the piece perfectly. The descriptions of the husbands time spent in the trenches was very realistic and brought home just what the soldiers had to endure during that war and how dreadful the conditions were.
Personally I had mixed feelings about the wife and her sincerity, my mind was made up and I was unable to change the view I had of her regardless of where the story took us. There were some very moving scenes in this book and it has left me with much to think about.
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