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The Naturewoman

Upton Sinclair

Book Overview: 

The Mastersons, a wealthy Bostonian family, await the arrival of their cousin Anna in the wake of her grandfather's death. Though born in Boston, Anna, who prefers the name Oceana, spent most of her life on a tropical island in the Pacific with her father. A free spirit, her practices and values surrounding proper dress, romance, and entertainment clash with those of her conservative relatives. What will happen as patience and tolerance wear thin for both parties when alluring Oceana catches the eye of a married man?

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .For that wild place you left?

OCEANA. But Aunt Sophronia, that's my home! And it's God's own dream of beauty!

MRS. MASTERSON. Yes, my dear... I dare say...

OCEANA. Ah, you've never been there, or you wouldn't feel that way! Picture it as it is at this moment... the broad white beach... the sun setting and the clouds aflame... the great green breakers rolling in... the frigate-birds calling... the palm trees rustling in the wind! And you don't have to wrap yourself up in clothes... you don't have to shut yourself up in houses! You plunge through the surf, you dance upon the beach... naked...

MRS. MASTERSON. [Aghast.] My dear girl!

OCEANA. Oh, oh! That's so! I beg your pardon!

MRS. MASTERSON. [Coldly.] It will take you, a little while to get used to civilized ways...

OCEANA. Oh, no, no, no! I know about that... I know how it is. Father told me about Boston.

MRS. MASTERSON. My dear... . . . Read More

Community Reviews

A play by Upton Sinclair, The Naturewoman is a girl from a Boston family who comes back after living with her father on a South Sea island. Oceana returned to Boston to receive her inheritance from her grandfather. The rest of the family, especially her overbearing Aunt Sophronia Masterson are upset

The Naturewoman empieza de una manera muy prometedora, con el personaje de una mujer salvaje que se ha educado toda la vida en una isla. Sin embargo, el problema de fondo (de la civilización y cómo nos corrompe, ya que la protagonista se muestra siempre sincera y ajena a los convencionalismos, en co

For my first audio book I might not have picked the best book but it wasn't bad as a play.
Listened to this in a hour in the library while doing paperwork.