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Self-Control: A Novel

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Self-Control: A Novel by Mary Brunton is a compelling story that delves into the complexities of human relationships and the battle between self-control and passion. The protagonist, Laura Montreville, is a strong-willed and independent woman who struggles to navigate the expectations of society while staying true to herself.

Brunton’s writing is captivating and lyrical, drawing readers in with her vivid descriptions and keen insight into the human psyche. The characters are well-developed and realistic, each grappling with their own desires and fears. The novel explores themes of love, betrayal, and redemption, making for a riveting and thought-provoking read.

Overall, Self-Control is a beautifully crafted novel that will resonate with readers long after they have finished it. Brunton’s exploration of the complexities of human nature is masterful, and her narrative is both engaging and powerful. This is a book that will remind you of the importance of self-control in a world filled with temptation and desire.

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The author: "This little tale was begun at first merely for my own amusement. It is published that I may reconcile my conscience to the time which it has employed, by making it in some degree useful. Let not the term so implied provoke a smile! If my book is read, its uses to the author are obvious. Nor is a work of fiction necessarily unprofitable to the readers." Jane Austen comments about this novel in a letter to her sister: “I am looking over Self Control again, & my opinion is confirmed of its’ being an excellently-meant, elegantly-written Work…”  - Summary by Author and Jane Austen

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