Celestina: A Novel ... (Google eBook)

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T. Cadell, 1791 - English fiction
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User Review  - wobba - Goodreads

Though there were many aspects I disliked about this novel, which could be simply because the tropes used in this novel are now considered cliche and overused, I did enjoy it overall, especially the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rebecca - Goodreads

Eighteenth century novel about a beautiful 'n' brilliant poetess thwarted in love. Apparently influential upon Austen, although this is the culture she rebelled against in her anthropology of the ordinary. From the sentimental to the menial. *gahs* Read full review

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Page 50 - ... was in that disposition of mind to which horrors are congenial, walked slowly on notwithstanding; but quitting the cliffs, on account of the gales of wind which now blew from the sea, she went along a narrow pass, where there was a cairn or heap of stones loosely piled together, the work of the first wild natives of the country ; and as that was as far as she thought it proper to venture from the house, though it was not more than eight o'clock, she leaned pensively against it, and watched with...
Page 50 - ... country ; and as that was as far as she thought it proper to venture from the house, though it was not more than eight o'clock, she leaned pensively against it, and watched with some surprise the fluctuations of the clouds that were wildly driven by the wind across the disk of the moon, and listened with a kind of chill awe, to the loud yet hollow echo of the wind among the hills ; which sometimes sobbed with stormy violence for a moment, and then suddenly sinking, was succeeded by a pause more...
Page 40 - Celcftina : his feeble rays no longer gave any warm colouring to the rugged cliffs that rofe above her head, or lent the undulating fea that fparkling brilliance which a few weeks before had given gaiety and cheerfulnefs even to thefe fcattered mafles of almoft naked ftone, againft which.
Page 50 - I, 91. tainty an approaching tempest. Celestina, who was in that disposition of mind to which horrors are congenial, walked slowly on notwithstanding ; but quitting the cliffs, on account of the gales of wind which now blew from the sea, she went along a narrow pass, where there was a cairn or heap of stones loosely piled together, the work of the first wild natives of the country; and as that was as far as she thought it proper to venture from the house, though it was not more than eight o'clock,...
Page 29 - When the bright fun thefe northern feas illume, With thee admire the light•s reflected charms ; And when drear Winter fpreads his cheerlefs gloom, Still find Elyuum in thy fheltering arms; For thou to me canft fov•reign blifs impart, Thy mind my empire, and my throne thy heart.
Page 175 - Jeffy, of his houfe, of his farm, of his fortunate profpects, and of his lifter's two little girls, whom he had taken home, but there was not one topic on which he could fpeak that did not remind him of the obligations he owed to...
Page 177 - ... as to be incapable of the leaft fympathy towards others, to be unable or unwilling to check, for one moment, his vivacity, in compliment to their defpondence, feemed to Celeftina fuch a want of fenfibility, as gave her a very indifferent opinion of his heart.
Page 16 - The young do not travel for profpeds, or enjoy catarads and mountains: they are looking out for lovers ; and are wearied when there are neither men to talk to or adventures to be hoped for.
Page 73 - Which, onceextinguifh•d, can revive no more : O•er the blank void he looks with hopelefs...
Page 77 - She then went out of the chapel ; and feating herfelf on one of the ruined monuments near its entrance, yielded to all the gloomy thoughts which the place, the hour, and theoccafion infpired. "Ah! who knows...

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