Literature: The Pursuit of Love
A novel by Nancy Mitford and published in 1945.
Tropes present in The Pursuit of Love:
- Abusive Parents: Uncle Matthew and Aunt Sadie aren't exactly abusive but don't seem to be able raise their children well, they don't give their girls much of an education and don't take in the changing times so raise them to Victorian ideals.
- Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Aunt Sadie might be distant and unforced but Uncle Matthew is an nightmare. The fact that he is based on the author's father is worrying.
- Big Screwed-Up Family: The Radlett family.
- Deathby Childbirth: Linda's fate. The Doctor's did warn her that this might happen if she had a second child.
- Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: Louisa and Linda
- The Great Depression:
- Happy Marriage Charade:
- La Résistance:
- The Mistress:
- Massive Numbered Siblings: The Radletts have seven children: Lousia, Linda, Bob, Jassy, Matt, Robin and Victoria.
- Parental Abandonment: Fanny's parents remember to sent her presents but that's about it.
- Parentsas People: Fanny's parents, Linda.
- The Roaring Twenties:
- Spanish Civil War:
- World War One:
- World War II:
- Write Who You Know: The Radlett famliy and many of the situations in the book are based on Nancy Mitford's own expeariances or what she had heard.