Hope Leslie, Or, Early Times in the Massachusetts [NOOK Book]

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Set in seventeenth-century New England, Hope Leslie (1827) portrays early American life and celebrates the role of women in building the republic. A counterpoint to the novels of James Fenimore Cooper, it challenges the conventional view of Indians, tackles interracial marriage and cross-cultural friendship, and claims for women their rightful place in history. At the center of the novel are two friends. Hope Leslie, a spirited thinker in a repressive Puritan society, fights for justice for the Indians and ...
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Hope Leslie, Or, Early Times in the Massachusetts

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Overview

Set in seventeenth-century New England, Hope Leslie (1827) portrays early American life and celebrates the role of women in building the republic. A counterpoint to the novels of James Fenimore Cooper, it challenges the conventional view of Indians, tackles interracial marriage and cross-cultural friendship, and claims for women their rightful place in history. At the center of the novel are two friends. Hope Leslie, a spirited thinker in a repressive Puritan society, fights for justice for the Indians and asserts the independence of women. Magawisca, the passionate daughter of a Pequot chief, braves her father's wrath to save a white man and risks her freedom to reunite Hope with her long-lost sister, captured as a child by the Pequots and now married to Magawisca's brother. Amply plotted, with unforgettable characters, Hope Leslie is a rich, compelling, deeply satisfying novel.

Sedgwick's novel represents a critical reappraisal of a Puritan culture laden with values that claimed singular superiority and disparaged different ideas and cultures.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940026733606
  • Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1842 volume
  • File size: 422 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2012

    Typos

    This is filled with typographical errors.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

    terrible, lots of typos

    It starts out okay, but around 13 pages into it, it gets confusing because of so many typos. It has me guessing what words are and i dont even know who's who anymore.

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