The Wanderess of Roman Payne (by Christina Nordstrom)

November 22nd, 2016

She was a wanderess a drop of free water.There is a new novel that is beginning to have a cult-like following among women with wanderlust.  It is “The Wanderess” by novelist, Roman Payne.  In the realm of writing, it is uncommon to find novels with title like this, and even though if a lady comes of age in a novel, she might be a partaker in the novel however not an adventuress. Female initiation stories in novels are substantially more uncommon, and when we do see them, they never get included in travelling alone. Up till now, it is a social taboo for a lady to travel alone. Apart from concerns for safety, the conviction is that ladies don’t simply don’t just have to travel alone. Luckily, times have changed.


“A young lady voyaging alone” is the subject and setting of Roman Payne’s novel “The Wanderess”. Payne coined the word “Wanderess” in 2013 which has not been found in Google or any Dictionary before the novel was released. Presently, a prevalent quote from the novel is found in more than 150,000 pages on google, yahoo, bing e.t.c The quote goes thus “she was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and to no city.

A wanderess as being defined by urban word dictionary means a female wanderer, a lady or young lady who travels the world or her nation in search of meaning, or else taking part in artistic pursuits. This quotes has surely lead to the awakening of numerous young ladies because of the envy they have towards men who travel alone. This awakening has been seen on numerous social media, blogs today etc. by naming their web journals “The Wanderess” furthermore posting of this quote on WordPress and Tumblr. A dying mother once told her little girl, “I never got the opportunity to be in the driver’s seat of my own life. I always did what another person needed me to do. I’ve always been another person’s girl or mom or spouse. I’ve never been truly me.” Later, in the wake of travelling the world, Hepola composed that it was “the best thing she had ever done.” Aside magazines and artistic cases supporting this sort of way of life, our way of life and society overall has changed in a way that urges ladies to go alone on the road. Sophie Reynolds once said that ladies have never encountered the flexibility they do today.

As marriage and menopause onset traditions have changed, ladies are no longer anticipated that would get hitched and have babies at a youthful age. And because of working environment globalization, workplace have started to put high esteem on world travel in possibility for positions within their organizations.” Women now have more financial freedom than they used to, plane charges are currently less expensive than any time in recent memory, and wellbeing attentiveness toward ladies voyaging alone have loose in light of the fact that there is more “emphasis” now on ladies’ quality of life than some time recently. As Roman Payne contends, “An expansion in safety risk is a small price to pay where it concerns depriving ladies of their entitlement to encounter an existence that is as wonderful and important as the lives we men experience.” Payne’s novel has been completely positive. One Amazon reviewer claimed it is “the best novel ever.”

“The Wanderess likewise contains extraordinary romance. It starts when then existence of the book’s courageous woman, Saskia gets tangled up with the life of a adventurer named Saul, whose quest for pleasure and fortune is relinquished to help Saskis’ quest for her missing companion and her own particular fortune. The two wind up on a picaresque way that leads them through Spain, France, and Italy and beyond; their adventures weaving them deeper and deeper into a web of envious passion, intrigue, selling out and lastly murder.


Some famous quotes from “The Wanderess”:

“Wandress, Wandress, weave us a storey of seduction and ruse, heroic be the wanderess, the world be her muse!”


“She was a free bird one minute: queen of the world and laughing. The next minute she would be in tears like a porcelain angel, about to teeter, fall and break. She never cried because she was afraid that something would happen; she would cry because she feared something that could render the world more beautiful, would not happen” – Roman Payne.


“She called herself an angel, and wandered the world from childhood till death. She lived every kind of life and dreamt every kind of dream. She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water. She believed only in her life, and only in her dreams. She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty.” – Roman Payne.


Conclusively, this novel “The Wanderess has been a source of inspirations for many young women, some said they take it along whenever they want to travel and read it over and over again.

 - Christana Nordstrom