A Fair Barbarian

A Fair Barbarian Distributed By The University Of Nebraska Press For The University Of Idaho PressOctavia Bassett, A Beautiful Young Heiress From Bloody Gulch, Nevada, Unexpectedly Descends Upon Her Aunt In The Sleepy Village Of Slowbridge, England As A Young Woman Raised Haphazardly By Her Father In The Wild West Of The 1870s, She Finds Their Customs Unnecessarily Fastidious And Difficult To Understand.

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  • Paperback
  • 258 pages
  • A Fair Barbarian
  • Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • English
  • 17 May 2018
  • 0893011878

10 thoughts on “A Fair Barbarian

  1. says:

    A young, beautiful American heiress descends upon a tiny sleepy English town Burnett loves gender and class stereotypes there is nothing she likesthan to write about a lady s delicate features or a man s strong arms, and certainly every member of the lower classes is flatteringly awed by their betters Nevertheless, the American Octavia Bassett manages to upset the usual mode just a little when she is asked to marry a handsome, well bred and rich Englishman, she refuses with composure A young, beautiful American heiress descends upon a tiny sleepy English town Burnett loves gender and class stereotypes there is nothing she likesthan to write about a lady s delicate features or a man s strong arms, and certainly every member of the lower classes is flatteringly awed by their betters Nevertheless, the American Octavia Bassett man...

  2. says:

    Cute, but not too memorable for me The Shuttle is my preferred Frances Hodgson Burnett novel I LOVE The Shuttle This was short, and the stakes weren t quite as high as in The Shuttle, but the theme of American vs British manners was there, and some nice enough characters.

  3. says:

    As, I suspect, with most, my previous exposure to Frances Hodgson Burnett was through The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and The Lost Prince Those books are better A Fair Barbarian is a harmless and mildly entertaining shift from those child oriented books toa young adult s realm It s pleasantly reminiscent of Jane Austen, though less complex.The book s strength is the characters, who are interesting and moderately likeable However, despite a fair size crew of young men and women loo As, I suspect, with most, my previous exposure to Frances Hodgson Burnett was through The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, and The Lost Prince Those books are better A Fair Barbarian is a harmless and mildly entertaining shift from those child oriented books toa young adult s realm It s pleasantly reminiscent of Jane Austen, though less complex.The book s strength is the characters, who are interesting and moderately likeable However, despite a fair size crew of young men and women looking to fal...

  4. says:

    I have read it not so long ago I am surprised that I haven t reviewed it then.Now, I am after reading The Shuttle and I can tell that I likethe subtlety of this novella than educational The Shuttle my review Both books are about what happened when American spirit met British conventions.This novella is funny and witty and the end is so s...

  5. says:

    A novel about a young American woman who comes to visit her aunt in England, and the effect her unrefined candor has on the conservative inhabitants of the town 1880.Frances Hodgson Burnett s books seem to have a way of drawing me in very quickly, before I can even give a thought to what the book might be about It was that way with A Lady of Quality known under several different titles and The Shuttle, although I have yet to finish reading the latter A Fair Barbarian gets the action of the A novel about a young American woman who comes to visit her aunt in England, and the effect her unrefined candor has on the conservative inhabitants of the town 1880.Frances Hodgson Burnett s books seem to have a way of drawing me in very quickly, before I can even give a thought to what the book might be about It was that way with A Lady of Quality known under several different titles and The Shuttle, although I have yet to finish reading the latter A Fair Barbarian...

  6. says:

    I had no idea that she wrote adult and not naughty adult, mind you books I loved her children s books like A Little Princess and A Secret Garden to name a few Anyway, I liked it because it was quite comical to me how she played up the strict ways of the English folks as compared to the Americans being all wild A bunch of hooligans, are we Anyway the book I really enjoyed how the American newcomer was mostly oblivious to how her mannerisms were shocking to her fellow English neighb I had no idea that she wrote adult and not naughty adul...

  7. says:

    A charming novel about an American girl who grew up in western mining towns coming to visit her aunt in provincial England Many contemporary reviewers saw this as an answer to Henry James Daisy Miller, which seems rather high praise given Burnett s lack of psy...

  8. says:

    The independent, outspoken American millionaire miner s daughter Octavia Basset causes a sensation in the sleepy, Cranford like town of Slowbridge, England Frances Hodgson Burnett seems to have had a special interest in America...

  9. says:

    A fun read about a quiet little English village and a young American girl Slowbridge gets quite the shock when Miss Octavia Bassett arrives on the scene, and the ensuing story is enjoyable and heartwarming The characters are ...

  10. says:

    I love its theme an American girl Octavia brings freshness to a dull, conservative English town and challenges its hierarchy Gradually, the American and the British begin to accept the cultural differences and work toward mutual understanding.

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