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.
תוצאות 1-3 מתוך 67
... but become my own steward ; and you , my good friend , can be of the most
effectual service to me in preparing every thing for this arrangement : while your
neighbourhood to the estate of which you will probably soon become master , will
... and since her death the old servants in the house , with whom it was a sort of
contemporary , had accustomed it to the same indulgence ; to which it had
become so habituated , that on sight of any of the family it went towards them to
be fed .
... he had become insensibly more deeply entangled in them : and he now began
to accuse himself of very unjustifiable ... on strict examination of his own heart ,
lead him to form a serious wish of becoming the husband of Miss Fitz - Hayman ...
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
The Reception and Influence of Celestina
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