[MOBI] Ú Free Download Ì Miss Cayley's Adventures : by Grant Allen ✓

Miss Cayley's Adventures By Grant Allen,

  • Title: Miss Cayley's Adventures
  • Author: Grant Allen
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 108
  • Format: ebook
  • When her stepfather dies, Miss Lois Cayley finds herself alone in the world with only twopence in her pocket Undaunted, the intelligent, attractive, and infinitely resourceful young woman decides to set off in search of adventure Her travels take her from London to Germany, Italy, Egypt, and India, as she faces various challenges and meets an assortment of eccentric charWhen her stepfather dies, Miss Lois Cayley finds herself alone in the world with only twopence in her pocket Undaunted, the intelligent, attractive, and infinitely resourceful young woman decides to set off in search of adventure Her travels take her from London to Germany, Italy, Egypt, and India, as she faces various challenges and meets an assortment of eccentric characters But when her true love, Harold Tillington, finds himself accused of forging a will and faces prison, Miss Cayley will need all her ingenuity to investigate the case, solve the mystery, and save Harold from the diabolical plot One of the first novels to feature a female detective, Grant Allen s Miss Cayley s Adventures 1899 remains as witty, enjoyable, and engaging today as when first published This edition includes a new introduction by Elizabeth Foxwell Scholars might be loath to hear this, but, popular culture being the continuum that it is, Miss Cayley s Adventures can be seen as a superior example of the chick lit of its era Its heroine remains to this day as appealing and amusing as any Bridget Jones, and her exploits are filled with moments of wit, action, and sheer fun Michele Slung, editor, Crime on her Mind Fifteen Stories of Female Sleuths from the Victorian Era to the Forties Grant Allen s entertaining Miss Cayley is as lively now as when she first appeared in the Strand in 1898 The reprinting of Miss Cayley s Adventures is sure to please readers who admire active and clever women protagonists Sheer fun Carolyn Hart, author of Death Walked In Mystery readers will be swept away by the adventures of Grant Allen s almost forgotten female sleuth, Miss Cayley With her unique, independent, and most unladylike behavior, the intelligent Miss Cayley plays an important role in the long line of distaff detectives A must for mystery readers and academics Janet Rudolph, editor, Mystery Readers Journal
    Miss Cayley s Adventures When her stepfather dies Miss Lois Cayley finds herself alone in the world with only twopence in her pocket Undaunted the intelligent attractive and infinitely resourceful young woman decides to s

    One thought on “Miss Cayley's Adventures”

    1. Lois Cayley is the quick witted, sharp tongued, stout hearted heroine of this sweet little novel She s so clever and masterful that her various triumphs come as no surprise, but her asides are so amusing that her near perfection is never annoying The quips and bon mots are hilarious see my status updates for examples , and the characters memorable The women are just as capable, full of agency, and rife with both foibles and strengths including higher mathematics , as the men The n word pops up a [...]

    2. The Good Dry humor My employer wrote, You are a born journalist I confess this surprised me for I have always considered myself a truthful person Still, as he evidently meant it for praise, I took the doubtful compliment in good part, and offered no remonstrance Illustrations There are over 75 of them I don t know why illustrations ever fell out of favor, I absolutely love them.The Bad Snappy ReparteeThere is a bit too much of it between some of the characters I am not a fan Yawn The story drags [...]

    3. Well, that was fun Beyond the entertainment value, though, it s interesting to see the character of this highly independent Victorian woman as written by a man of the period More shortly I m putting it under mystery crime fiction, but it goes well beyond being just another set of adventures of a female detective.

    4. Well, this novel is, shall we say, comprehensive.Lois Cayley s stepfather dies He is her last near relation and she is left penniless, so she quite naturally decides to take a trip around the world Who wouldn t Along the way she hunts out new sources of income, or sometimes things find her By turns she is a temporary lady s maid for a cantankerous old woman, a bicycle racer, a living bicycle advertisement and saleswoman, house sitter, preventer of theft and fraud, tiger hunter I don t like that [...]

    5. A sparkling beginning audacious heroine decides to work her way around the world by her wits At first, her spirit is refreshing and fun, but the adventures are than serendipitous as they spin out, and become repetitive as a result The last bit is on another tack altogether so, uneven storytelling killed my enjoyment A really excellent beginning, though, wish it had followed through.

    6. Marvelous story from shortly before the turn of the century Bright and fun and easy to read Miss Cayley is a New Woman determined to travel the world on only her wits, she is educated, stubborn, independent, and remorseful Not to mention beautiful, charming and cutting This book does not read at all old fashioned, it s quite easy and fun.

    7. Miss Cayley s Adventures was a recommendation by , which I succeeded to get in e book format I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed the novel and the exploits of the adventuress Miss Cayley The book was a good mix of the wit of Oscar Wilde, the worldliness of Jules Verne, and the intrigue of Agatha Christie There were many things to like about the book Some might contain spoilers so I will put them hereforth under the spoiler tag view spoiler First was the sparkling wit and pure gumption of Miss C [...]

    8. I had heard of Grant Allen when I was research H G Wells like Wells, Allen was a popular writer, and there s some idea that some of Allen s semi ghostly tales might have inspired parts of the future in Wells s The Time Machine Am writing this on my iPad, forgive inability to italicize At some point, this ended up on my list of things to read, and thanks to some LA traffic and the kind and generally excellent readers at Librivox, I was able to polish this off pretty quickly this week.Now, I feel [...]

    9. Missie will hate Miss Cayley s Adventures for the same reasons she hated Name of the Wind Miss Cayley is too damn good at everything But Name of the Wind was funny, there was real swashbucklement, the plot moved forward, it wasn t racist Missie recommended Miss Cayley s Adventures to me based on this glowing Toast article the toast 2014 09 03 lois and it is a whole hell of a lot better than most New Woman literature, but that s not saying much Miss Cayley shoots one tiger, but mostly she relies [...]

    10. Full review at Smart Bitches, Trashy BooksMiss Cayley s Adventures, written in 1899, is so adorable that if it were a person I d marry it I loved this book so much, particularly the first half, which is pure delight In the second half of the book, Miss Cayley s travels bring us face to face with some racial issues which are treated somewhat progressively but fall far short of achieving a successful resolution While the book is quite progressive in terms of race given the year in which it was wri [...]

    11. I got this book for free from after reading about it on Smart Bitches and was mostly quite charmed by it though it did take me a LONG time to read, especially on Overdrive and their persistent use of percentages rather than page numbers, what s the point of that, I might ask I finally switched over to Aldiko and was so much happier Unfortunately, this book is a product of its times and super racist.Anyway, Miss Lois Cayley is about to be kicked out of school and has very little money to her name [...]

    12. My previous experience with Grant Allen was with his rather dreary New Woman novel, The Woman Who Did When author Gail Carriger mentioned Miss Cayley s Adventures, it sounded like an entirely different take on the New Woman, and it is Miss Cayley is a recent graduate of Girton College, Cambridge, left penniless on the decease of her stepfather She sets out to see the world with two shillings in her pocket, and succeeds brilliantly, precisely because of the qualities that make her a New Woman she [...]

    13. Serendipity, coincidence, ingenuity, and just plain dumb luck are all on the side of plucky heroine Lois Cayley in Grant Allen s Miss Cayley s Adventures At times the perfection of Miss Cayley wears a bit thin, but her personality and observations remain enjoyable throughout While the book was originally published in 1899, the writing style does not feel extremely dated Some of the language, however, is no longer acceptable and the author chose to alter grammar to indicate that characters are sp [...]

    14. I haven t read a story from this period in some time, so it was a refreshing treat Lois is great fun, and well developed Fair warning there is some period racism here If it s going to bother you, don t read this I didn t find it overwhelming, but I m also willing usually to allow a period its realities Attitudes towards gender, social class, nationalism, and race are fairly typical for the time Mr Allen was by no means ahead of his day That being said, it s fun to see the ways in which he demons [...]

    15. A fun book, right up until the view spoiler blackface hide spoiler I was like maybe this was a serial thing, and the author wrote himself into a corner and panicked and picked a terrible plot twist, but no, it was an integral part of the plot from the very beginning, when view spoiler the love interest was described as A tall, languid young man large, poetical eyes an artistic moustache just a trifle Oriental looking hide spoiler Product of its times or not, that was deeply uncomfortable to read [...]

    16. Miss Cayley sets out upon the world with tuppence in her pocket, a college education Girton College at Cambridge , plenty of vim, and a determination to go round the world And she manages it too She moves along in easy stages traveling to Germany as a maid companion to a crusty dowager, wins a race, sells bicycles in Switzerland, sets up a typing business in Florence, writes travelogues up and down the Nile, etc, etc and generally keeps herself busy and productive Meanwhile, she deals with rogue [...]

    17. Yay Grant Allen s novel An African Millionaire is one of my all time faves, so I was stoked for this The fact that I could read it for free on Kindle was the awesome icing on the awesome cake Allen, a progressive thinker, creates an independent female protagonist who travels around on a bike thwarting crime and being amazing Read this Get on it.

    18. Enjoyable readGood plot, very entertaining for the most part but as with most books depicting that era, a bit too much empty reading in some parts for my taste For persons who enjoy detailed, beat around the bush build up, its perfect Totally enjoyed it, although I skipped thru some of the detailed writing.

    19. Miss Cayley is a positive thinking and very capable lady who calls herself an adventuress There is a point in the book when you think life is just too easy for clever Miss Cayley, and then intrigue and mystery A fun read Funny dialogue too My favorite line But who would marry such a piece of moist clay

    20. Bother I really wanted to like, even love, this book What should have been an excellent turn of the century new woman novel just couldn t hold it together across so many silly unlikely adventures.

    21. A Rather funny and interesting tale I wouldn t agree with everything, and there were a few bad words not many and a slight tone of racism at a few scenes Lois Cayley is intelligent and the adventures she has and the characters she meets are amusing.

    22. I didn t like every man who entered the setting falling for dear Miss Cayley, but I was fun, and I like the bits about bicycles, tiger hunting, and British colonialist bigotry.This was a fun, frivolous adventure story.

    23. Adventures are to the adventurous They abound on every side but only the chosen few have the courage to embrace them And they will not come to you you must go out to seek them Then they meet you half way, and rush into your arms, for they know their true lovers.

    24. Light and amusing, but also quite progressive esp given that it was written in 1899 Modern authors could take notes on how to write a self reliant adventurous heroine who manages to have a romance without shutting her brain off.

    25. A surprisingly modern story written in the late 1800 s I enjoyed the women s empowerment, but the colonialism and prejudice are difficult for a modern reader to accept Some excellent pithy observations on class structure and British society are very amusing.

    26. Quite boring except for the first chapter and the final three chapters Lady Georgina Fawley had the honour of being one of the most enjoyable and memorable characters I ve came across in fiction.

    27. WHAT S A BOOK YOU LOVE THAT VERY FEW PEOPLE HAVE HEARD OF I DON T ACTUALLY CARE HOW OBSCURE IT IS, I JUST WANT SOME RECOMMENDATIONS AND I FEEL LIKE PEOPLE KEEP TELLING ME ABOUT THE SAME THINGS.

    28. Very enjoyable book written in the late 1800 s when bicycles and typewriters were new inventions Surprisingly readable and fun.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *