Broadview Press, 25 באוק׳ 2004 - 603 עמודים
Published here for the first time in a modern edition, Charlotte Smith’s third novel is both rivetingly plotted and unique for its time in its powerful depiction of a gifted Romantic woman poet. The novel’s heroine, Celestina, abandoned as a child in a French convent, becomes an independent, witty, and accomplished elegiac poet who, in a reversal of the usual pattern of the courtship novel, acts as a mentor to several men in her life. Written at the beginning of the French Revolution, Smith’s novel depicts characters challenging both corrupt authority and conventional morality, exemplifying her hope that English society was on the verge of a great change for the better.
This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and primary source material relating to the novel’s reception, its political contexts (writings by Reverend Richard Price, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Paine), and the author’s life.
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He promised to attend in London his sister's wedding , which was now to take
place in a month , and for which preparations were making : 1 but about a week
before the day fixed for Mrs. Willoughby's departure for London , an inflammation
I saw by his looks his opinion to the contrary ; nor , indeed , did he attempt to
conceal it : but he besought me to attend to my own health , and to that of my
husband ; gave directions about us all , and departed with my sister , refusing the
fee I ...
Even against this fear , his reluctance to yield , or to appear to yield the right of
attending her to Vavasour , awhile ... where he obtained permission to attend her
as soon as she arrived , Montague Thorold , though still reluctantly and with great
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
The Reception and Influence of Celestina
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