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Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze By Eliza Haywood,

  • Title: Fantomina: Or, Love in a Maze
  • Author: Eliza Haywood
  • ISBN: 9781554808830
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fantomina or Love in a Maze is a novel by Eliza Haywood published in 1725 1 In it, the protagonist disguises herself as four different women in her efforts to seduce the man she loves Part of the tradition of amatory fiction, it rewrites the story of the persecuted maiden, giving its heroine power and sexual desire.
    Fantomina Or Love in a Maze Fantomina or Love in a Maze is a novel by Eliza Haywood published in In it the protagonist disguises herself as four different women in her efforts to seduce the man she loves Part of the trad

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    1. I d forgotten that I read this about 3 years ago for an early modern Brit Lit class Goes to show you how much you plod through without even giving it so much as a second glance After re reading it last week, I can honestly say I ll probably forget having read it once again within a few months Like a lot of the stuff I m trudging through this semester, Fantomina is a text that I find really fascinating to talk about with others, but that doesn t wow me on some sort of visceral or long term level [...]

    2. My youngest sister was at my apartment while I was reading this I told her I was reading a somewhat smutty early eighteenth century novel for one of my Master s classes She then informed me that it couldn t be that smutty, because it was so old I read her part of it, and her protestations were quelled she agreed that it was, in fact, smutty Fantomina is such an interesting piece because it defies the usual conclusions for the female protagonist Unlike some other novels written during the same pe [...]

    3. Advice by Fantomina spoilers When your man starts to loose interest, create various disguises and start seducing him as other people You will feel perpetually pissed off because he is cheating on you with well you and spend way too much time on a toxic relationship with a guy who raped you in the first place Ah well, you ve got to find something to alleviate the boredom of your aristocratic existence.

    4. this is one of those times that I really don t mind that a professor assigned something rather obscure and even awkward it s a short read but within the story everything is just kind if overdone to a point that you really can t help but enjoy it somewhat you may want to blush through parts if it, but life will move on, I guess.

    5. This was such a clever little piece of work that provides a lot of insight into society at the time, especially women s places within it Highly recommended for those interested in women writers and the emergence of the novel in British society.

    6. The amatory fiction, exemplified here, is a precursor of the romance novel A twist on the formulaic genre of the pure maiden seduced and abandoned, amatory fiction is used to highlight themes of promiscuity, women s position in society and sexual empowerment with an undercurrent of sarcasm as the ending still ends in misery for the protagonist.Once, I read of the absolute amazement when a novel was published in England with dialogue That s not the case here, and the result is a narration startin [...]

    7. A pantomime of a very strange sort A young woman of unaccountable whimsey and wild unaccountable desires who tricks a man to sleep with her in the guises of a mistress, a country wench, a widow and an incognito The stupid man fell for it.Eventually, her Mum returns and she isn t able to be as free and she is pregnant Had Mum not been there, she couldn t hide it, so it was discovered This is a fun and silly story The man is a fool and the woman a scheming fantasist of the first order.I really do [...]

    8. I had to read this for my university class After learning about Haywood I have a lot of respect for this short read She created a character that shows all sides of womanhood in that century She s sneaky and does what she wants Women didn t always follow the rules She has the money to do so, implying that the upper class women were the types of women that had this freedom She appears naive to everyone but actually outwits the man Beauty is crucial in the era It s a thought provoking read and defi [...]

    9. La historia es muy pobre en contenido y en estilo La narraci n es bastante apresurada, los hechos ocurren demasiado r pido y la autora no se toma ning n tiempo para analizar a su protagonista Lo que da la impresi n de que no se la toma muy en serio Parece que la historia se escribi con la intenci n de educar, pero de manera muy cruda y a veces hasta est pida, a las j venes de la poca sobre los peligros de una pasi n desenfrenada e inconsciente Es lo nico que puedo rescatar de la historia.

    10. Without giving away the entire storyline, Fantomina is the story of how the main character, simply known as the Lady, goes on a masquerade of different women in order to continue her relationship with the man she is interested in Follow along with the different outfits and characters to see how the Lady is able to easily deceive her lover until her charade comes to an end It s an entertaining read but also an insight into how the lives and relationships of women differed from men.

    11. I LOVED the storyline of this novel, if that s what you like to call it I m glad this was assigned for class or else I probably would not have read it one my own Besides the storyline, everything else seems dull The writing is eh and it is very repetitive It s only like 50 pages long but halfway through I was ready to finish because of the bad writing But I did really like reading about all of the women and their interactions with the man It s very interesting concept and it says a lot about our [...]

    12. I found this short read to be rather enjoyable Not your typical cautionary tale from the Romantic era I really enjoyed how the narrator exercised her power in a time when women had so little.

    13. A fairly quick read for my university class, Fantomina is an enjoyable proto novel that focuses on a young women of noble birth exploring the ability to self fashion and take on different roles in order to prolong the interest of a gentleman she is in love with It was amusing, and interesting to see some of the characteristics of a novel that were missing this early in the novel writing stage For instance the characters had little depth and did not progress as the story continued, and the dialog [...]

    14. Now that was a lighthearted read I did not expect to enjoy this much I found myself wildly entertained by the heroine s elaborate means of soliciting her beau The extensive measures she takes in order to obtain his affection had me chuckling in the subway and getting looks from people I can see how Haywood s dozens of amorous fictions found a wide audience and sparked heavy criticism from the male dominated literary world of the time her works explore unrestrained female activity and sexual adve [...]

    15. What starts as a game a high class young lady wondering what it would be like to dress up as a prostitute and receive full blown attention from her male peers without the restraint or consequences to her reputation ends up as a twisting, scheming hot mess Determined to keep her lover s attention and adoration after he has grown bored of her, Fantomina disguises herself as a number of different women to recapture Beauplaisir s heart However, the situation continues to play itself out over again, [...]

    16. I read this for university I m taking a class on 18th Century Literature and as with many classic texts they can be a challenge though isn t that part of why we read them Its a short and interesting tale of a bored, London society girl I imagine there were quite a lot of them at the time Whats rather startling, once you come to realise it, is how she combats her boredom Quite the little minx, but I can t help feeling Beauplaisir got a little of what he deserved.I read a copy of the original publ [...]

    17. This had me snickering in starbucks A very short and pretty easy read, it s delightful terminology for lust and sex were amusing to me, as were Fantomina s antics Never have I been so delighted by a person s lust an deceit The narrator s voice was interesting to me, because it dealt, I felt, with what, at least then, would have been fairly serious and inappropriate subject matter in a rather lighthearted manner The abrupt ending was to my taste, as well Altogether oddly interesting.

    18. I did find the writing hard to follow at some points as it was very wordy I found it interesting that it was spoken from the point of view of someone who was completely external and unnected from the events that took place it was definitely intriguing and I m glad my literature class set it as a text to be read and studied

    19. Been a while since I ve read this, but upon a thorough and detailed reading, I enjoyed it much that four years ago This story is in some ways hilarious, and in others, utterly confounding How could such a lady get into such shenanigans, and hide herself so well It s a good story, but alas, will never be a favorite of mine.

    20. 2.5Omg this has been a quick read AND a quite fun one, I have to admit Not my favourite genre I try to avoid classics as much as possible but hey, this one was a compulsory one so, yeah, not happenning this time but the storyline was not bad at all, and I actually grew fond of Fantomina and her alter egos.

    21. A wonderful short story for those interested in the secret histories that predate The Secret Life of the American Teenager by a few centuries Haywood describes the scandalous guises of a woman head over heels for her beau she goes through great lengths to keep him Romantic and fascinating.

    22. This book was full of misogyny Anyone who doesn t pick it up while reading the story is clearly missing the point The moral of this story is that men will always cheat and that women shouldn t pry or they will be punished for it.

    23. This story is brilliantly ridiculous and populated with characters of great sensibility Everything in the text is exaggerated and heightened, which makes for a fabulous reading experience This is the fluff of the 18th century

    24. This is a quick, enjoyable read that is a nice introduction to satire in the 18th century It presents an interesting view, which turns the tables on 18th century gender stereotypes and expectations Solid three stars.

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