Where the working class members of the audience sat in a theater or playhouse.
Whatever transitory mood someone happened to be in at any given time.
To contemplate in general or ponder over something.
The duty of paying one's respects to family.
A light and informal meal.
A reward expected for providing a favor.
Legendary story of a woman so famous for her fidelity to her husband that women traveled from neighboring countries to see her.
The belief that one's character could be judged by the bones and facial features of the face; long since discredited, it was taken seriously as a science during the period in which the novel was written.
A mask or disguise.
A horse-drawn carriage and its attendants.
The quality and presentation of one's character.
Lacking cohesive logical sense.
Taking great care and demonstrating unusual perseverance.
Naughty and sexually provocative.
Amends that are made for sins or wrongful acts committed in the past.
An air of pompous arrogance and superiority, especially exhibited when offering help or charity.
Insightful and perceptive discrimination of relative values.
Allowed to weaken and deteriorate with neglect and disregard.
A passionate and enthusiastic zeal and devotion.
Excessively ineffective; inept and incompetent.
Fantomina Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Fantomina is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.