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A Beginner

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Author: Rhoda Broughton
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 66,341 / 188 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 77.8
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 696
Added to site: 2008.01.29
mnybks.net#: 19890
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says--"it will not be for the first time--but I thought--I dare say I was mistaken--that I had an idea that was rather new upon the way of treating the passions in fiction--I mean," a slight streak of importance piercing through the shyness of her voice, "their interaction upon each other."

"Good Lord!" after a slight pause; "and may I ask which of the passions you have made interact? The passions in a woman's mouth generally mean one! Is it the usual one?"

"If I answer"--in a tone where mortification and compressed laughter strive for the upper hand--"you will probably say 'Good Lord!' again."

"I probably shall! The interaction of the passions! Good----" She breaks off mid-way in the obnoxious ejaculation. "Where did you get hold of such a phrase, and who has been giving you lessons in the subject?"

"In what subject?"

"The interaction of the----"

"Oh, do not repeat it in that staring voice!" cries Emma, bursting into vexed mirth; "you could make the first ten lines

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 1 from 1 reviews: *
2008.04.17
Maddie
*....

Emma Jocelyn writes a book under the pseudonym A Beginner. I didn't like this story overmuch.


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