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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cried she , " where is he ? shew me the bark which is in so much hazard , and for
heaven's sake call the people , who are not , perhaps , aware of its danger . " “
Alas ! ” answered he , “ several men have been upon the shore above half an
cried Montague Thorold . “ Can I be content with such cold words : I , who can
never for an instant disengage my thoughts from you : I , who worship your very
shadow , and who cannot bear the thought of quitting you even for a moment !
It lasted , however , only a moment , and then recovering from it , he clasped his
hands eagerly together , and cried , with energy , “ But , for my wife , my
Jacquelina — thanks to the generous , the glorious spirit of my country , I shall
retrieve her ...
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
The Reception and Influence of Celestina
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