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 83
On the Sunday , Madam , that I was speaking of , he had finished all my master
left for him to do , between six and seven o'clock : for he wrote such a beautiful
hand so quick that his writing seemed done by enchantment . That day he had
... the garden or the neighbouring fields , and the air seemed necessary to her
overburthened spirits . In the fields , she seemed to breathe more freely , and her
heart , which often felt as if it would burst , was relieved while she was allowed to
director of his conscience ; and whose purpose , it seemed to be , to estrange him
from his family entirely . “ There is a point , beyond which , the endurance of the
most patient sufferer cannot go . Genevieve , indeed , was not yet arrived at this ...
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
The Reception and Influence of Celestina
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