Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Jane Ashford: A Radical Arrangement

A Radical Arrangement is the fifth book Allan Kass illustrated for Jane Ashford. This book was published by Signet in October 1983. Allan shows a couple standing in front of an ornate fireplace in a library. The plot is that both Sir Justin and Margaret are being pushed into an arranged marriage. In regency times, arranged marriages were still common among the upper classes. Marriages were made for title, position, land, and money. Most daughters had little to no choice in the matter. Marrying for love was becoming popular, though, and by the end of this century was the common reason for most marriages.

This cover is interesting with the bookcase and mirrored wall in the background. Most rooms had a fireplace since there was no central heating. The heroine is dressed in a beautiful pink, long sleeve gown and holds an ornate fan. Enjoy!

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