Honor Arundel John W. Conner - Essay

John W. Conner

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

Junior high school students often dream of the freedom and accompanying excitement of belonging on a university campus. The Terrible Temptation is meant for these young readers….

Honor Arundel has written a book about a college-age girl with the mental and social capacities of a young adolescent. By adult reading standards, The Terrible Temptation is merely terrible. Janet Meredith flits from an important lecture to a pub date to her boyfriend's room to her own room at Aunt Aggie's to the ostentatious home of a college girl friend with breathless facileness. Janet's egocentric world is all lights and shadows. And Janet spends as little time as possible in the shadows.


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