Analysis: Steaminess Rating
Exactly how steamy is this story?
Dude, there is so little sex in this novel that poor Emily gets turfed out of English society for daring to have any (outside of marriage, at least). At the same time, there are implications that hanky-panky is going on. After all, David and Agnes have loads of children, and we don't think the stork brought them. Still, all of the sex that might be happening in this book goes unmentioned – no blushing required.