Westminster Review (review date 1831)
SOURCE: Review of Pin Money, in Westminster Review, Vol. 15, October, 1831, pp. 433-42.
[In the following review, the anonymous writer criticizes Pin Money for its puffing—its indiscriminate name-dropping of upper-class shops and tradesmen—but finds that the novel contains "exceedingly clever sketches of society."]
Pin Money is a novel which shews, in three volumes, the danger of a married lady's possessing four hundred a year independent of her husband. A person reasoning of these times in another age, might be led into a great mistake, by considering as an indication of the vast diffusion of wealth in this country, that...
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