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A Fair Barbarian

Auhtor: Frances Hodgson Burnett

Language: english
Published: 1881

Genres:

fiction and literature
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Review by Daniel G. Lebryk, February 2006


Rating: (****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'A Fair Barbarian':

When the beautiful American Octavia goes to visit her aunt in SlowbridgeEngland everyone is shocked because she is so different then Octavia turns the town upside down. 4-stars because the ending could have been better.

Excerpts from the Book 'A Fair Barbarian':


... foundations. It may as well be explained, however, at the outset, that it would not take much of a sensation to give Slowbridge a great shock. In ...
... To see a creature so young, so pretty, so luxuriously splendid, and at the same time so simply and completely at ease with herself and her surroundings, ...
... and drive me to Miss Bassett's.. Miss Belinda came out to the gate to meet her, quaking inwardly. Octavia simply turned slightly where she stood, ...
... a visitor. Capt. Barold.. Lady Theobald dropped her gray mitten, the steel needles falling upon the table with a clink. She rose to her ...
... as might have been anticipated. What an old fool she is. was his polite inward comment. And he resolved at once to make his visit as brief as ...
... recipient had dared to wear them but, when Miss Belinda expressed her regret at these indiscretions, Octavia was quite willing to rectify her mistakes. Ah, ...
... York, and I think they are ever so much prettier.. It was true that it was not like a Slowbridge cap, and was also true that it was prettier. It was ...
... not numerous. The piano was opened, and one after another of the young ladies were invited to exhibit their prowess. Upon its musical education Slowbridge ...
... him with a courage which surprised herself. Oh, if you please, she implored, don't say any thing unkind about her.. Mr. Burmistone looked down ...
... in a parochial matter. His natural timorousness of nature had indeed led him to put off making the visit for as long a time as possible. The reports ...
... as you do. I just go right on, and never worry. I don't mean to do any thing queer, and I don't see why any one should think I do.. Chapter Xvi. ...
... no reply, which caused her to laugh a little again. You daren't tell me, she said. Now, do I. Well, I don't think I want to know very particularly. ...
... is. he exclaimed, after they had left the gate. What a very charming person indeed.. Very charming, said Mr. Burmistone with much seriousness. ...
... she said but I really do think it is a sort of reason. You know, in those absurd pictures of actresses, bangs always seem to be the principal feature. ...
... he looked so furious. In consideration for his feelings she assumed an air of mild but preternatural seriousness. No, she remarked, that is true: ...
... matter in that light.. That is because you have a better right to-to be a little set than the rest of us, was the amiable response. Lady Theobald ...
... man to be an Englishman, brought up in the regulation groove.. Ah. exclaimed Barold impatiently: I was not looking at it from her point of view, ...
... her, with flushing cheeks and sparkling eyes, I think that, for the first time in my life, I am in a passion,-a real passion. I think I shall never ...
... you must visit the mines at Bloody Gulch, she said. Where. he ejaculated. I say, what a name. Don't deride my youth and ignorance, Miss Bassett.. You ...
... Lady Theobald had received a shock which made all her manacles rattle. She could scarcely support herself under it. Do I-she said. Am I to understand ...