The Heroine Or Adventures of a Fair Romance Reader I finished The Heroine last night and was very much amused by it It diverted me exceedingly I have torn through the third volume I do not think it falls off It is a delightful burlesque Jane Austen Ev

  • Title: The Heroine, Or, Adventures of a Fair Romance Reader
  • Author: Eaton Stannard Barrett Avril Horner Sue Zlosnik
  • ISBN: 9781934555910
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • I finished The Heroine last night and was very much amused by it It diverted me exceedingly I have torn through the third volume I do not think it falls off It is a delightful burlesque Jane Austen Everybody has read The Heroine There is no one so superlatively unhappy as not to have done this thing But if such there be if by any possibility such pe I finished The Heroine last night and was very much amused by it It diverted me exceedingly I have torn through the third volume I do not think it falls off It is a delightful burlesque Jane Austen Everybody has read The Heroine There is no one so superlatively unhappy as not to have done this thing But if such there be if by any possibility such person should exist, we have only a few words to say to him Go, silly man, and purchase forthwith The Heroine or Adventures of Cherubina There are few books written with tact, spirit, naivete, or grace, and none fairly entitled to rank among the classics of English literature than the Heroine of Eaton Stannard Barrett Edgar Allan Poe, in The Southern Literary Messenger 1835 Young Cherry Wilkinson, the daughter of a farmer, has read one too many Gothic novels And when she discovers a mysterious fragment of parchment and an antiquated portrait in her father s desk, she becomes convinced that she is a heroine and an heiress, and that the farmer is not her father, but instead an assassin with designs upon her life.Renaming herself Cherubina, she deserts her home and sets off on a mad romp across England, determined to recover her lost domains and unravel her true parentage But after a series of madcap and hilarious adventures, she comes to find that modern day English law and society do not always permit a young lady to behave like a character out of a romantic tale And when a handsome but dissolute young actor learns of Cherry s father s wealth and her mania for Gothic novels and styles himself Lord Montnci in an attempt to deceive her into a marriage, Cherubina will need all of her heroine s wit to defeat the nefarious plot A brilliant comic novel that went through numerous editions in its time and earned widespread critical acclaim, The Heroine 1813 has recently been badly neglected and has been out of print for almost a century This edition features a substantial new introduction by internationally known Gothic scholars Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik, the unabridged text of the first edition, and detailed endnotes.

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    1. Why don't people more read this book, especially when beloved authors Jane Austen and Edgar Allan Poe loved it?Some of the jokes are funnier if you've read a couple of Gothic novels or Pamela, sure, but Cherry's character archetype exists even today. One look at fanfiction characters like "Serenity Starbreeze" or "Emmirixtial, Princess of Lunesta" make "Cherubina de Willoughby" look modest by comparison.Cherry Wilkinson is a wealthy farmer's daughter who has always dreamed of being a heroine lik [...]

    2. Si tratta di una versione 'scapigliata' di 'The Female Quixote' di Anne Lennox, con al centro una scatenata aspirante eroina che non bada a nulla e a nessuno pur di portare a termine le sue avventure, a rischio della sua incolumità fisica e morale, e in qualche caso a rischio della vita. La narrazione è pervasa da uno spirito umoristico, talvolta comico, più spesso satirico, e non stupisce che una lettrice esigente come Jane Austen possa avere apprezzato questo brillante meta-romanzo.

    3. I didn't read the OCR edition cited above, but the 1927 edition with an introduction by Michael Sadleir. The Heroine predates Northanger Abbey and is a satire on (mostly) the Gothic romances popular at the time, though there are many quotes and glancing references to other, more mainstream works. It's quite a funny pile o' pastiches, as our Heroine Cherubina de Willoughby (nee Cherry Wilkinson) quixotes about England trying to reclaim her lost heritage, a lovely derelict castle. She narrates it [...]

    4. It is, fundamentally, satirizing a form of literature that I value, so I can't help being disappointed in its ending, but the banditti Stiletto, Poignardi, and Daggeroni are worth five stars on their own. I genuinely laughed out loud at this book, several times-- so much so that I couldn't continue reading. And the introduction is just lovely.

    5. An excellent companion piece to Northanger Abbey, or to any of the "coming-of-age" novels of the late 18th/early 19th century.

    6. This book is a highly amusing parody of the Romantic-era gothic novel and (perhaps unintentionally) of female quixotism. If you can get your hands on it, it's a good read.

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