The Recess / Edition 1

The Recess / Edition 1

by Sophia Lee, April Alliston, April (Ed.) Alliston
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813109787

ISBN-13: 9780813109787

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

First published in an era when most novels about young women concentrated on courtship and ended with marriage, The Recess daringly portrays women involved in political intrigues, overseas journeys, and even warfare. The novel is set during the reign of Elizabeth I and features as narrators twin daughters of Mary, Queen of Scots, by a secret marriage. One of

Overview

First published in an era when most novels about young women concentrated on courtship and ended with marriage, The Recess daringly portrays women involved in political intrigues, overseas journeys, and even warfare. The novel is set during the reign of Elizabeth I and features as narrators twin daughters of Mary, Queen of Scots, by a secret marriage. One of the earliest Gothic novels, The Recess pioneered the genre of historical fiction. The novel was also one of the first to describe characters and events from conflicting points of view and was wildly popular in its day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813109787
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Eighteenth-Century Novels by Women Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.98(d)

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