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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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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-169-23245-0 / 978-1-169-23245-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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May 2010 : USA Hardback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-161-45852-2 / 978-1-161-45852-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
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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
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4218-0036-5 / 978-1-4218-0036-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: 1st World Library - Literary Society
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February 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
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
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)
Publisher: Ayer Co Pub
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-5152-9573-7 / 978-1-5152-9573-0
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July 2015 : Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-5151-3159-9 / 978-1-5151-3159-5
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March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-5087-9107-4 / 978-1-5087-9107-2 (USA edition)
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January 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians: A Hill-Top Novel
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-5052-9194-1 / 978-1-5052-9194-0 (USA edition)
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January 2013 : USA Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4819-7469-6 / 978-1-4819-7469-1 (USA edition)
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November 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4810-5960-2 / 978-1-4810-5960-2 (USA edition)
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4774-2458-X / 978-1-4774-2458-2 (USA edition)
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April 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4751-9384-X / 978-1-4751-9384-8 (USA edition)
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November 2011 : Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians (TREDITION CLASSICS)
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 3842455461 / 978-3842455467
Publisher: tredition
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June 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4636-4159-1 / 978-1-4636-4159-7 (USA edition)
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-162-68987-0 / 978-1-162-68987-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4076-2529-2 / 978-1-4076-2529-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HardPress Publishing
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January 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4444-0096-7 / 978-1-4444-0096-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ValdeBooks
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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)
Publisher: Bibliolife
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November 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4385-0623-6 / 978-1-4385-0623-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Book Jungle
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June 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4378-2547-8 / 978-1-4378-2547-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish
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December 2007 : Canada Paperback
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
Title: The British Barbarians: Easyread Super Large 18pt Edition
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-55480-646-1 / 978-1-55480-646-1 (Canada edition)
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January 2007 : Canada Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4250-6626-7 / 978-1-4250-6626-0 (Canada edition)
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January 2007 : Canada Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians: Easyread Large Edition
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4250-6830-8 / 978-1-4250-6830-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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November 2006 : UK Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4069-5609-0 / 978-1-4069-5609-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hard Press
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August 2006 : UK Paperback
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
Title: The British Barbarians (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4065-0755-5 / 978-1-4065-0755-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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January 2006 : Canada Paperback
Title: British Barbarians, the (Large Print)
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4250-1847-5 / 978-1-4250-1847-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: WWW.Readhowyouwant.com
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January 2005 : USA Paperback
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
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4191-5536-9 / 978-1-4191-5536-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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February 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
ISBN: 1-4043-4301-6 / 978-1-4043-4301-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: IndyPublish.com
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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)
Publisher: IDB Productions
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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
Publisher: Horse's Mouth
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July 2014 : USA Kindle edition
Title: British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
Publisher: The Floating Press
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May 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The British Barbarians
Author(s): Grant Allen
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