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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 28/09/2006
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Beautiful and independent, Arabella has been brought up in rural seclusion by her widowed father. Devoted to reading French romances, the sheltered young woman imagines all sorts of misadventures that can befall a heroine such as herself. As she makes forays into fashionable society in Bath and London, many scrapes and mortifications ensue - all men seem like predators wishing to ravish her, she mistakes a cross-dressing prostitute for a distressed gentlewoman, and she risks her life by throwing herself into the Thames to avoid a potential seducer. Can Arabella be cured of her romantic delusions? An immediate success when it first appeared in 1752, The Female Quixote is a wonderfully high-spirited parody of the style of Cervantes, and a telling and comic depiction of eighteenth-century English society.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140439878
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 362 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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“The Female Quixote”

I found this classic a little hard going to start with, mainly because of its writing style, but stuck with it and am so glad that I did. What follows is a highly amusing tale of one young lady's view on the... More

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30th November 2007
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