Samantha at Saratoga

or Flirtin’ with Fashion

Cover image for

Download


Author: Marietta Holley
Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 82,650 / 220 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 83.3
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 568
mnybks.net#: 3569
Origin: gutenberg.org
Excerpt

d it to him, that I didn't mean tramps with broken hats, variegated pantaloons, ventilated shirt-sleeves, and barefooted. But I meant tramps with diamond ear-rings, and cuff-buttons, and Saratoga trunks, and big accounts at their bankers.

And he said, "Oh, shaw!"

But I went on nobly, onmindful of that shaw, as female pardners have to be, if they accomplish all the talkin' they want to.

And sez I, "It duz seem sort o' pitiful, don't it, to think how sort o' homeless the Americans are a gettin'? How the posys that blow under the winders of Home are left to waste their sweet breaths amongst the weeds, while them that used to love 'em are a climbin' mountain tops after strange nosegays."

The smoke that curled up from the chimbleys, a wreathin' its way up to the heavens -- all dead and gone. The bright light that shone out of the winder through the dark a tellin' everybody that there wuz a Home, and some one a waitin' for somebody -- all dark and lonesome.

Yes, the waiter and the waited for are a

Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2007.10.23
Susan Owen
*****

I picked up this book yesterday at an antique shop and read it cover to cover - then I had to know more. This woman was quite a keen observer and though only schooled until age 14 far smarter in the 1800's than many people are today. Her sentiments on religion, human "nater" and rest of Samantha's world make me eager to read all of her works.


(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Samantha at Saratoga by Marietta Holley - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for Samantha at Saratoga by Marietta Holley - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Samantha at Saratoga by Marietta Holley - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Samantha at Saratoga by Marietta Holley - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Samantha at Saratoga by Marietta Holley - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Samantha at Saratoga by Marietta Holley - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Arthur Conan Doyle
Clarimonde
by Théophile Gautier
Emma
by Jane Austen
Dracula
by Bram Stoker
The ''Genius''
by Theodore Dreiser
The Secret Adversary
by Agatha Christie
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen
At the Mountains of Madness
by H.P. Lovecraft
The Count's Chauffeur
by William le Queux
Crime and Punishment
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

See more popular titles from this genre.