Intimidated by her father, the rector of Knype Hill, Dorothy performs her submissive roles of dutiful daughter and bullied housekeeper. Her thoughts are taken up with the costumes she is making for the church school play. Suddenly her routine shatters and Dorothy finds herself down and out in London.
Honestly I have to mention that I did not finish this book and I read only 20 pages. Here's the thing: the plot is just boring and it was.. really boring. I agree with Orwell and they should never have published this book. He hated this book (even though he wrote) and wished that he could destroyed. I knew this beforehand, so maybe that affected my reading experience as well.
Then why do I not like it? I know this is a classic and then men are very different in a culture when it's a classic, but the story was meh. It's about a daughter of a clergyman (duh haha) and she has no money and is really afraid of her father. I think those things were very common back then, so nothing special.
I really hoped I would like it, but it was too much about religion and bad writing that I decided to dnf it, because I don't want that this book will affect my excitement to read all his other books. I've only read Animal Farm, Burmese Days and his essays so far and they were really good and I expect that all his other books will be better as well. Maybe a 1 star rating is a bit too harsh because I didn't give it a fair chance, but yea. Maybe I'll try it again after I've read all his other books, who knows.
Have you read A Clergyman's Daughter? What is your opinion about it?