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Venetia Themes

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Much time is spent teaching children about morals now and at the time that this novel is written. In many ways, the moral codes of the people in this novel are much stricter than most people's now.

For example, divorce was something that happened, but was definitely a taboo topic. In addition, although wives turned their heads when husbands were unfaithful, wives were expected to be faithful with no exceptions.

Another difference is that in Regency England, women of high status were expected to have a chaperon everywhere they went. This is a common theme in this book because Venetia often broke this rule. The fact that she broke this rule was the reason that Damerel first kissed her when she did. He admitted that he would not have had she been walking with a maid. Also, in London the fact that she walked around unaccompanied vexed her...

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