Love in excess;: or the fatal enquiry, a novel. In three parts. by Haywood, Eliza Fowler, ? Publication date Publisher London: printed for D. The fiction of Eliza Haywood, Penelope Aubin and Elizabeth Singer Rowe has been seen to represent two very different ways of writing novels in the s: the . The Love in Excess Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, by Eliza Haywood The hero of Haywood’s novel, D’ elmont is painted in a white light of innocence and mind numbing ignorance.

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It was quite an involved story and a bit hard to keep the characters straight at times. Count D’Elmont can cheat on his wife, be responsible for her death, and fall “in love” with women left and right, but women, if they know what is good for them, should resist all advances. And there is lots of sex, but it does bang on hqywood little too long.

They learn that Ciamara had poisoned herself out of grief and Violetta’s vengeful father has also died. Receiving word that Melliora has been kidnapped from the monastery, and learning through Violetta of Ciamara and Cittolini’s revenge plot, D’Elmont, Frankville, and Camilla flee Rome, accompanied by Fidelio, who is actually Violetta disguised as a pageboy.

Witches were still put on trial hywood late as the s in England and most of the forces which had walled non-gentry women out of the public sphere after the degree of access gained in the Medeival period and enclosed reproductive labor increasing dominance of wage labor to the individual household were still in full effect.


A book more interesting for form then reading material. Later, D’Elmont intervenes to rescue a stranger from certain death, killing a masked haywodo, or “hired murderer”, and narrowly escaping with his own life. To ask other readers questions about Love in Excessplease sign up. Today she is studied primarily as a novelist. Upon reading it, I came to the conclusion that it wasn’t as timeless as other books that have stayed popular.

All the same, I didn’t hate this story. In many ways, Love In Excess sucks. Jan 18, Monty Milne rated it it was ok.

It’s extremely tiresome that nothing exists beyond the sphere of the plethora of love eexcess, that nothing is allowed to.

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Paperbackpages. Feb 10, Samantha rated it liked it. This book was difficult to get into but worth it in the end. It is indeed Love in Excess. It details the amorous escapades of Count D’Elmont, a rake who becomes reformed over the course of the novel.

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Trivia About Love in Excess. Aug 10, Leajk rated it liked it Shelves: But I think it deserves more. Jan 03, Julianne Quaine rated it it exfess ok.

The women were completely annoying most of them. I wanted to yell to the characters.


Women are resourceful, though, and one of the main characters finds a way around this custom by sending anonymous letters to her love interest, via one of her servants. Open Preview See a Problem?

During the course of their conversation, it is revealed that the Chevalier has fallen in love with Alovisa’s sister Ansellina who resides in Amien.

I skimmed the third book, because basically it was just full of men wanting to University of Saint Thomas’ Graduate English – The Rise of the Novel The beginning of this book, although full of rambling long sentences and hurried paragraphs, was quite addicting, as I would imagine a modern love story to be I don’t really read romances. And what if he didn’t? Women being branded as whores is a very sad but true reality of what a woman of the 18 century was likely to encounter.

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It’s almost worth avoiding classes which prescribe it. Rendezvous and chance meeting become so utterly “chance” that they defy belief. I don’t enjoy stories like this. D’Elmont is surprised in bed by Melliora, who reveals the events leading to her kidnapping: lpve