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Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic after Thirty Years
Annette R. Federico, Sandra M. Gilbert
Stolen
Annette LaPointe
Miss Darby's Duenna - Sheri C. South arry Hawthorne and Olivia Darby have been expected to marry by their families since they were children, but Harry's proposal is somewhat lackluster. Olivia, who has been in love with Harry for years, is distressed enough by this to insist on a Season, hoping to make him jealous. It works. Harry disguises himself as his own grandmother in order to keep a closer eye on Olivia, which predictably makes it difficult for him to court her and unpredictably convinces his servants that his grandmother is keeping at least two of his visitors as boytoys.

This sounded like it would make for a great farce, but South doesn't have the lightness of touch or the quickness of pacing to pull it off.