British Fiction, 18001829

LINLEY, William. Forbidden Apartments (1800)

Contemporary Reviews

Critical Review, 2nd ser. 32 (June 1801): 231.

The author of Forbidden Apartments seems to be highly sensible of man’s religious obligations: and the subjugation of our passions to the revealed will of our Creator is the laudable doctrine firmly and steadily inculcated throughout these volumes. In point of grammatical precision, however, the writer is frequently defective; and the distance of thirteen years from the parting of the baronet and Fordyce to their meeting again is at least four times too great. If the absence of friends and lovers is thus to be intolerably prolonged, authors should in conscience bestow upon them an antediluvian existence.

Notes: Listed under ‘Monthly Catalogue: Novels’. Format: 2 vols 12mo; price 8s. Boards. Publisher: Lane.

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