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Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was a novelist. During her lifetime she was one of the Queens of the Circulating Libraries. She developed a taste for literature, especially poetry, as a young girl. Her first two novels appeared in 1867 in Dublin University Magazine. By 1890 she had published 14 novels over a period of 30 years in Bentley publishing house. She never got rid of the reputation of creating fast heroines with easy morals, which was true enough for her early novels, and thus suffered from the idea of her work being merely slight and sensational. Very often Broughton's women are strong characters and with them she manages to subvert traditional images of femininity. This culminates in A Waif's Progress (1905), in which Broughton creates a married couple who turns everything traditional upside down and the wife fulfills the stereotypes of an older, rich husband. Her other works include Cometh Up as a Flower (1867), Nancy (1873), Doctor Cupid (1886) and A Beginner (1893). In A Beginner, Broughton devices a young writer who has her work secretly published and then later torn apart by unknowing people right in front of her face. The novel deals with the moral issues of writing and whether it is appropriate for a young woman to write romantic or even erotic fiction.

    

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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : Hardback
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Title: A Beginner
Author(s): Rhoda 1840-1920 Broughton
ISBN: 1-360-54713-4 / 978-1-360-54713-8
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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December 2015 : Hardback
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Title: A Beginner
Author(s): Rhoda Broughton
ISBN: 1-348-10247-0 / 978-1-348-10247-2
Publisher: Palala Press
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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : Paperback
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Title: A Beginner
Author(s): Rhoda 1840-1920 Broughton
ISBN: 1-360-54712-6 / 978-1-360-54712-1
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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April 2016 : Paperback
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Title: A Beginner
Author(s): Rhoda Broughton
ISBN: 1-5327-6826-5 / 978-1-5327-6826-2
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Beginner (Classic Reprint)
Author(s): Rhoda Broughton
ISBN: 1-330-19376-8 / 978-1-330-19376-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Forgotten Books
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September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Beginner; A Novel
Author(s): Rhoda Broughton
ISBN: 1-230-35348-8 / 978-1-230-35348-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: TheClassics.us
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January 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Beginner; A Novel
Author(s): Rhoda Broughton
ISBN: 1-150-32779-0 / 978-1-150-32779-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: General Books LLC
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September 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Beginner
Author(s): Rhoda Broughton
ISBN: 1-179-90251-3 / 978-1-179-90251-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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March 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Beginner.
Author(s): Rhoda Broughton
ISBN: 1-241-16074-0 / 978-1-241-16074-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: British Library, Historical Print Editions
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Beginner: A Novel
Author(s): Rhoda Broughton
ISBN: 1-142-59879-9 / 978-1-142-59879-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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January 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Beginner
Author(s): Rhoda Broughton
ISBN: 1-142-81741-5 / 978-1-142-81741-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nabu Press
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Beginner (Dodo Press)
Author(s): Rhoda Broughton
ISBN: 1-4099-0853-4 / 978-1-4099-0853-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Dodo Press
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March 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Beginner
Author(s): Rhoda Broughton
ISBN: 1-4021-6015-1 / 978-1-4021-6015-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Adamant Media Corporation
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