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Barnes, Burton. Burton Barnes was created by Archibald Clavering Gunter (Dr. Burton) and appeared in Mister Barnes of New York (1887) and Mister Barnes, American (1906).
Burton Barnes is a wealthy American layabout who travels around the world as a way to dispel his ennui. Quite by accident he witnesses a duel in Corsica between English and French officers. Barnes falls in love with the sister of one of the English officers, and has a variety of adventures in Europe and north Africa, against vendetta-prone Corsicans and even worse European criminals, before he can finally settle down to a life of domestic bliss.
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