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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... and knowing how much Willoughby desired her to continue there , rather
discouraged than promoted any scheme for her removal ; flattering himself , that
the time was not far distant when her presence would give , in the opinion of
No , no , let me be once sure that Willoughby gives her up , and I don't think it
very presumptuous to say , that in a fortnight ... Though I'm willing to allow
Willoughby the preference , I am by no means disposed to give the pas to3 such
a a way ...
When my father parted us , and I was compelled by his authority to give my hand
to General Howard , he was a younger brother , with very little fortune . In a
twelve - month afterwards , the death of his elder brother and an uncle gave him
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
The Reception and Influence of Celestina
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