Take a Girl Like You

Take a Girl Like You

3.33 (578 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Paperback

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

A virgin's progress amid orgy and seduction. When attractive little Jenny Bunn comes south to teach, she falls in with Patrick Standish, a schoolmaster, and all the rakes and rogues of a provincial "Hell Fire Club".show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 109.22 x 180.34 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New impression
  • 0140018484
  • 9780140018486

Review Text

Young Jenny Bunn comes to infant-teach outside of London and is quite determined to lose the narrow-minded ideas of her north country home. She is helped on her way by the owners of her digs, Dick and Martha Thompson, a fellow boarder, Anna le Page, assorted acquaintances and Patrick Standish, teaching in a nearby college, who resists falling seriously in love with her. Jenny, very firm about not going to bed with anyone until marriage is in the picture, has an up and down time with Patrick, loses him to some fancy partying with the worldly Ormerod, troubles with his headmaster's daughter, and after his repeated returns to her, in a drunken moment, is raped by him. But this insures marriage so- - -This fourth novel is of lesser stuff than the others in its parade of situations, its melange of people, its unfocused line. Those looking for the expected satire and humor will find little of either - or much else to admire. (Kirkus Reviews)show more
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X