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I had never heard of this book until I started researching books that are considered the best novels of the 20th century. I think I know why I’ve never heard of it. It is not great. Not good even. It started out okay, but it turned into a bunch of rambles that don’t even make much sense. Yes, I know it is about a young girl who grows up to be given in marriage to a man, and then she ultimately descends into madness. But the book seems to descend into madness as well. Starting in Book 2, I couldn’t tell sometimes whether it was her speaking or her husband or her thoughts we were reading or his. I just don’t have anything positive to say about this novel except that it is mercifully short.