Gossip is a common theme within Austen’s novels. We see how Wickham’s lies effect Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. In Persuasion we see how Captain Wentworth almost stops his pursuit of Anne Elliot after hearing rumors of her impending nuptials to her cousin William. I could keep going on and on, but I think you get the picture. For Myself Alone is a really great read that showcases just what malicious gossip can do to people.
I highly suggest you go check out my review (here) and read the book for yourself!
This is my eighteenth completed review for the Historical Fiction Challenge