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  • Published: 18 September 2000
  • ISBN: 9780140437669
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $27.99

The Bostonians




A provocative and astute portrayal of a world caught by the lure of progress

Published in 1886, The Bostonians begins with the arrival in Boston of Basil Ransom, a young Mississippi lawyer in search of a career. Through his cousin, Olive Chancellor, Ransom comes to meet Verena, the beautiful daughter of a charlatan faith-healer and showman. When they hear Verena talk, Olive hopes to win the girl over to the feminist cause, Ransom is attracted to her looks, and a battle for possession of the girl begins.
With its discussion of the situation of women and its uncompromising depiction of the city and the media, THE BOSTONIANS is a modern novel which is immediately accessible and relevant today.

  • Published: 18 September 2000
  • ISBN: 9780140437669
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $27.99

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