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A Chicago Princess

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Title:A Chicago Princess
Barr, Robert   
(2 of 9 for author by title)
Lady Eleanor: Lawbreaker
Wightman, Francis P.   
Published:   1904
Publisher:Grosset & Dunlap
Tags:adventure, Canadiana, fiction

The Chicago princess of course is a Western multi-millionaire's daughter, and, equally, of course (as is usual in novels), one expects her to be a little vulgar and unschooled in the refinement native to her father's secretary, an impecunious young Englishman who, if not himself son of a hundred earls, is avowedly near kin to a member of the British aristocracy. We are not prepared, however, for the extravagant vulgarity of Mr Barr's princess. One instance: They are yachting in Oriental waters, and she suddenly conceives a desire to visit the Korean Emperor. They arrive at Seoul, and an audience is obtained through the secretary's influence, during which the remarkable young woman takes affront at his Majesty and catches him a slap on the side of his face that sounded through the hall like the report of a pistol.

—The Outlook, October 22, 1904 [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:162 Info

Author Bio for Barr, Robert

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Robert Barr (1850-1912) was a Canadian writer. Born in Scotland, he was brought to Canada with his family at the age of four. They eventually settled in Windsor, Ontario. Barr began his career teaching but soon migrated to the Detroit Free Press where he worked as a reporter. In 1881, he moved to London, England to establish a weekly edition of the DFP. Whilst there he co-founded with Jerome K. Jerome a magazine for men called The Idler. Barr wrote several novels mostly based on crime detective themes which were popular in the late 19th century. Some notable books include The Measure of a Rule (available here at Faded Page), a coming of age story which contains some penetrating insight into the social realities of boarding school life in Toronto. (Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature)

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