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The British Barbarians

(1895)
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The book was first offered to Chattos in 1889, and rejected with a friendly warning that it could destroy Allens career. However, following the success of "The Woman Who Did," (John Lane, 1895) Lane snapped up "The British Barbarians" for his Keynotes series. The hero of the book, Bertram Ingledew, turns up in a Surrey village, where he proceeds to reveal the taboos and absurdities of late 19th century life, as if the people he finds are members of a savage tribe, and applying the same techniques as an anthropologist. The class system, property ownership, marriage and the status of women all come under scrutiny. The narrative is driven by the mystery surrounding Ingledews origins, and the source of his opinions. Frida Monteith, the wife of an unimaginative and boorish businessman, falls for him and runs away with him. Ingledew is shot by the jealous husband, and promptly evaporates, leaving behind only a pleasant smell and the revelation of his identity as a 25th century anthropology student. The novel closes with Frida contemplating drowning herself and her children in order to join him. The novel is preceded by a whining essay on the state of literature, and how authors are prevented from saying what they truly want to by publishers and editors, and the distressingly lowbrow tastes of the mass readership. Buoyed up by the success of "The Woman Who Did" Allen intended to write a series of "Hill Top" novels, distinguished by the authors refusal to pander to the marketplace and such lesser considerations. This was the only "Hill Top" novel to appear.

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September 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-169-23245-0 / 978-1-169-23245-7 (USA edition)
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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ISBN: 1-161-45852-2 / 978-1-161-45852-7 (USA edition)
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June 2008 : USA Hardback

Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4378-2541-9 / 978-1-4378-2541-1 (USA edition)
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February 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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ISBN: 1-4218-0036-5 / 978-1-4218-0036-3 (USA edition)
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February 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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ISBN: 1-4043-4300-8 / 978-1-4043-4300-9 (USA edition)
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January 1978 : USA Hardback

Title: BRITISH BARBARIANS (The Decadent consciousness)
Author(s): Allen
ISBN: 0-8240-2751-5 / 978-0-8240-2751-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dissertations-G
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January 1975 : USA Hardback
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Title: The British Barbarians: A Hill-Top Novel (Science Fiction)
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 0-405-06272-9 / 978-0-405-06272-8 (USA edition)
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July 2015 : Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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ISBN: 1-5152-9573-7 / 978-1-5152-9573-0
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July 2015 : Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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March 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians: A Hill-Top Novel
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January 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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November 2012 : USA Paperback
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
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November 2011 : Paperback
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ISBN: 3842455461 / 978-3842455467
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June 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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ISBN: 1-162-68987-0 / 978-1-162-68987-6 (USA edition)
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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ISBN: 1-4076-2529-2 / 978-1-4076-2529-4 (UK edition)
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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ISBN: 1-4444-0096-7 / 978-1-4444-0096-0 (UK edition)
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September 2009 : USA Paperback

Title: The British Barbarians: A Hill-Top Novel
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-115-66044-6 / 978-1-115-66044-0 (USA edition)
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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ISBN: 1-4385-0623-6 / 978-1-4385-0623-4 (USA edition)
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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ISBN: 1-4378-2547-8 / 978-1-4378-2547-3 (USA edition)
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December 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians: Easyread Super Large 20pt Edition
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4270-1175-3 / 978-1-4270-1175-6 (Canada edition)
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November 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition
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ISBN: 1-55480-646-1 / 978-1-55480-646-1 (Canada edition)
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January 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
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ISBN: 1-4250-6626-7 / 978-1-4250-6626-0 (Canada edition)
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January 2007 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians: Easyread Large Edition
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ISBN: 1-4250-6830-8 / 978-1-4250-6830-1 (Canada edition)
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4069-5609-0 / 978-1-4069-5609-2 (UK edition)
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4068-0731-1 / 978-1-4068-0731-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Echo Library
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May 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4065-0755-5 / 978-1-4065-0755-3 (UK edition)
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January 2006 : Canada Paperback
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Title: British Barbarians, the (Large Print)
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4250-1847-5 / 978-1-4250-1847-4 (Canada edition)
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4218-0136-1 / 978-1-4218-0136-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society
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June 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4191-5536-9 / 978-1-4191-5536-9 (USA edition)
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February 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4043-4301-6 / 978-1-4043-4301-6 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

2016 : New Zealand MP3 CD

Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-77666-413-2 / 978-1-77666-413-9 (New Zealand edition)
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The British Barbarians
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July 2014 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: British Barbarians
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May 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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