Written in the style and voice of an author from mid 1850s England. Pretty good I guess, maybe a 7/10. Even though much of its bulk was because of the overblown phrasings of the period, it still could have been edited a bit more severely. It begs the interesting question of how much extraneous description is need when writing in the style of excess? What is extraneous to the essential excessiveness? In other words, how much of the excessiveness is required to maintain the style, beyond which it merely becomes self-indulgent? Can they be separated?