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Grace Harlowe's First Year at Overton College

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Author: Jessie Graham Flower (Josephine Chase)
Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 51,688 / 155 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.8
LoC Categories: PS, PZ
Series: College Girls
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 790
Added to site: 2006.03.16
mnybks.net#: 13131
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

ted Grace. "We approve of you and all your works. We are not shocked because you are a genius. We are sworn advocates of the stage and only too glad to know that it has opened the way to college for you."

"Shall you let the fact that you have appeared professionally be known at Overton?" asked Miriam.

"I shall make no secret of it," returned Anne quietly, "but I won't volunteer any information concerning it."

"I wonder what our freshman year at Overton will bring us," mused Grace. "I have read so many stories about college life, and yet so far Overton seems like an unknown land that we are about to explore. From all I have heard and read, exploring freshmen find their first term at college anything but a bed of roses. They are sometimes hazed unmercifully by the upper classes, and their only salvation lies in silently standing the test. Julia Crosby says that she had all sorts of tricks played on her during her first term at Smith. Now she's a sophomore and can make life miserable for the

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2007.02.16
Julie Fenters
***..

Our girl's growing up! Entering college away from home, encountering cruel, dishonest upperclassmen and trying to reform spoiled classmates. Follows the same format as the rest of the books. Makes one wonder why Victorian girls went to college at all! Certainly not to meet guys. They were escorted to their dances by upperclassmen (girls) and had to dance with them, too! A great look at Victorian college life and the goals and aims of girls back then.


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