Celestina: A Novel ...

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T. Cadell, 1791 - English fiction
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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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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 248 - Was at lalt condemned to it for what he could not do. Oh indignant reader ! Think not his life ufelefs to mankind ! PROVIDENCE conniv'd at his execrable defigns, To give to after-ages a confpicuous PROOF, and EXAMPLE, Of how fmall eftimation is EXORBITANT WEALTH In the fight of GOD, by his beftowing it on The moft UNWORTHY of ALL MORTALS.
Page 5 - Provence, where fhe had been placed, when only a few months old, as a child whofe birth it was of the utmoft confequence to conceal.
Page 2 - Matilda was placed in a convent, for the purpofes of inftruction ; and there fhe became the playfellow of a little girl almoft three years younger, who was known among the Nuns by the name of la petite Celejline.
Page 129 - ... would have taken the great machine in which it was' contained into the coach, had it not been...
Page 239 - Ceteftina, though fhe was incapable of any affection for her, yet fhc thought fhe would make a good quiet wife for her brother, and be well adapted to that infipid domeftic life, his turn for which (he had always pitied and defpifed.
Page 3 - Anglais" had all that animation which is more ufually found among the natives of the...
Page 85 - ... by a greater quantity of rouge than unmarried ladies are even by the French cuftoms ufually allowed.
Page 160 - I * was born and educated a gentleman, 'and am now reduced to a condition...
Page 170 - I his his pen from early morning, to eleven or twelve at night. By fuch afllduous application he is enabled indeed to earn double the money he would other wife do ; but his dear health is faft declining, and God only knows...
Page 241 - AVASOUR, born to a fplendid fortune, and left by the early death of his parents to the care of...

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