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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Oh ! Celestina ! should this ever happen - should you ever give that heart , which
it was the glory of my life to possess , to another ! —and yet , situated as I may
find myself , it may perhaps be - But I must conclude while I am able , and call off
I am vexed , ” said Mr. Thorold , “ that the romantic temper of Montague has made
this removal necessary in your idea . He goes very soon to Oxford : indeed in a
few days : and afterwards , perhaps , you would find my house less objectionable
I need not tell you my situation : you know it is a very comfortless and a very
uncertain one : perhaps I may never see Mr. Willoughby again ; or if I do ,
perhaps I may see him the husband of another . But in either case my attachment
to him is ...
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
The Reception and Influence of Celestina
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