As "the first comer," Zenobia welcomes the travelers to Blithedale Farm, having "something appropriate...to say to every individual." She tells Mr. Coverdale that she is a fan of his poetry, and has even committed some of it to heart. Zenobia is undeniably a "remarkably beautiful" woman. The narrator notes that she exudes a sense of sexuality which, "though pure...(is) hardly felt to be quite decorous."
When someone asks how tasks will be assigned on the farm, Zenobia responds that the women will at first take on the domestic duties of the house, but that in time, depending on...
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