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Lady Baltimore

3.23  ·  Rating details ·  43 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally importan ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published October 11th 2007 by BiblioLife (first published 1906)
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Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Last year I read Owen Wister's The Virginian and just loved it. Surprisingly loved it since I am NOT by any stretch of the imagination a fan of westerns. I knew I wanted to read a second book by Owen Wister this year, and I chose Lady Baltimore. Trying to compare Lady Baltimore and The Virginian would be a mistake because they are two entirely different books. Different styles, different genres.

Lady Baltimore is one part social commentary, one part romance, one part comedy. Set in South Carolin
Jodi Ralston
It was hard to get past the blatant racism in this novel. The constant deploring of how bad the new society is was a bit much after a while too. But the story itself, the love story (or rather the attempts to prevent a bad love story turning into a marriage) was very interesting.
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Romance, post bellum, in the South.

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Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Set in Charleston (called Kings Port in the novel), SC, in the early 1900s, this is a long and tedious tale of the Southern mores of the time. Supposedly, the Lady Baltimore cake was inspired by this book.
Apr 21, 2012 rated it did not like it
If you've read The Virginian and were looking for more of the same, look elsewhere. I could've saved myself a lot of time by just skipping to the end to see if John marries Hortense or not.
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Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book reads like its setting -- the warm, languid south: even-paced, a bit sleepy, but enchanting.
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Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
The narrator is unbelievably racist, sexist, snobbish. And condescending. I thought it was a satire of a small minded nosy stuck up town at first but it's for real
I used to think the world of Edith Wharton, and the Wright brothers, and Forster was pleasantly modern yet traditional but after this book main thought is 'good riddance to these people who are wrong about everything'
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Owen Wister was born on July 14, 1860, in Germantown, a neighborhood within the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Owen Jones Wister, was a wealthy physician, one of a long line of Wisters raised at the storied Belfield estate in Germantown. His mother, Sarah Butler Wister, was the daughter of actress Fanny Kemble.
He briefly attended schools in Switzerland and Britain, and la
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