Emmeline, or the Orphan of the Castle / Edition 1

Emmeline, or the Orphan of the Castle / Edition 1

by Charlotte Smith
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1551113597

ISBN-13: 9781551113593

Pub. Date: 08/12/2003

Publisher: Broadview Press

The plot of Charlotte Smith’s autobiographical first novel Emmeline (1788) includes the usual thrills of the eighteenth-century courtship novel: abduction, duels, and a “fairy tale princess.” At the same time, the novel satirically reworks such literary conventions by focusing on the dangers of early engagement and marriage, and

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The plot of Charlotte Smith’s autobiographical first novel Emmeline (1788) includes the usual thrills of the eighteenth-century courtship novel: abduction, duels, and a “fairy tale princess.” At the same time, the novel satirically reworks such literary conventions by focusing on the dangers of early engagement and marriage, and challenges a social and legal system in which woment are inherently illegitimate subjects.

The Broadview edition includes primary source material relating to the novel’s reception; women, marriage and work; and landscape in eighteenth-century fiction. Mary Hays’s biographical writing on Smith is also included, as is selected correspondence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551113593
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
08/12/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
520
Sales rank:
1,104,922
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Charlotte Smith: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Emmeline

Appendix A: The Reception of Emmeline

  1. Anonymous, The Critical Review, June 1788
  2. Mary Wollstonecraft, The Analytical Review, July 1788
  3. Anonymous, The Monthly Review, September 1788
  4. Anonymous, The European Magazine, November 1788
  5. Jane Austen, “The History of England,” 1791
  6. Walter Scott, The Lives of the Novelists, 1821
  7. Egerton Brydges, “Memoirs of Mrs. Charlotte Smith,” January 1807

Appendix B: Women, Marriage, Work

  1. Mary Collier,“The Woman’s Labour: An Epistle to Mr Stephen Duck,” 1731
  2. Edmund Burke,“On Delicacy,” 1757
  3. Hester Chapone,“On Politeness and Accomplishments,” 1773
  4. John Gregory,“Marriage,” 1774
  5. Mary Wollstonecraft,“Matrimony,” 1787

Appendix C: Landscapes

  1. Thomas Gray, “Journal in the Lakes,” 8 October 1769
  2. William Gilpin, Observations on the River Wye, 1770

Appendix D: Life

  1. Letter from Charlotte Smith to Thomas Cadell, 14 January 1788
  2. Letter from Charlotte Smith to William Hayley, 1788-89
  3. Mary Hays,“Mrs. Charlotte Smith,” British Public Characters, 1800-1801

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