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Love love in excess Excess dramatises the many social taboos against strong, independent, outspoken women with desire.

Find some examples of this in the novel; what taboos or restrictions do women live under?


Consider what Haywood may be suggesting about outspoken women, or about female desire. How does desire come into conflict with the social love in excess women are subject to? What is the role of reputation for women, for men? What are the effects of love in excess or passion on writing? What are the dangers of arranged marriages, given the reality of female desire?

What requirements are necessary for a companionate marriage?

Reading Guide: Love in Excess

Consider how courtship is represented in terms of power; how might this pose or expose a problem in the social requirement that women love in excess D'Elmont is a dick, but he's also pretty, and some women try to use him in ways that flip gender expectations.

And there is lots of sex, but it does bang on a little too long. Love in excess Part Three introduces a whole new batch of characters to excessively love, you're likely to feel a little bit fatigued.

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But I'm not sure why it's so totally love in excess today. It's much better than plenty of other books from its era. It's not that you shouldn't roll your eyes! Just, y'know, roll 'em with respect. D'Elmont, in the meanwhile, has left to receive his brother, Chevalier Brillian.


During the course of their conversation, it is revealed that the Chevalier has fallen in love with Alovisa's sister Ansellina who resides in Amien.

The first love in excess concludes with a mutual decision by Brillian and D'Elmont to marry the sister-pair Alovisa and Ansellina with love, status, and wealth as motivations for the respective matches.

Part the Second deals with D'Elmont's falling in "true" love love in excess Melliora, a girl entrusted in his care.

A climax scene leads to the death of the Baron and Love in excess and D'Elmont's self-exile. Frankville is revealed to be the stranger whose life D'Elmont saved earlier on.

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Love in excess learn that Ciamara had poisoned herself love in excess of grief and Violetta's vengeful father has also died. Betrothed to Melliora's friend, Charlotta, the Marquess instead desired Melliora and abducted her.

Reminding the Marquess that she needs her guardian's permission to marry, Melliora presents the veiled Charlotta as herself and then surprises him with Frankville, who refuses to give permission.

Between and the novel was printed in six editions.