Unlike other young women of her generation, who were bred up from childhood to sit behind tea-tables and say the right things to tea-drinkers, Sylvia Marshall the twig of this novel was reared to think for herself and to trust her own instincts and experience. This, coupled with her passionate temperament, makes Sylvia a compelling figure as she resists efforts to mold her with every rebellious fiber of her independent nature. Sylvia's home is a Montessori home, where everyone takes part in household tasks, and the ...

Bent Twig: Dorothy Canfield 1997, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821411858

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