When Charlotte Smith published Marchmont in 1796, she was not only publishing a love story gone gothic, but also a fictional tale that described events of her life. Althea, the heroine of the novel, resembles Smith in both personality and action, and encounters people throughout the story who mirror those in Smith’s life. Through its representations of politics, gender issues, and nature, Marchmont offered the English reader something new and set itself apart from other Romantic period works.
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About the Author
Charlotte Smith is Curator of The Darnell Collection. She was born in Hong Kong to an English mother and an American father. She grew up with her brother and sister on the east coast of America and graduated with a degree in Art History from Hollins College in Virginia. Charlotte has worked for art dealers, ran her own business manufacturing decorative lampshades and was the proprietor of a French country antiques shop. Her interests include horse riding, interior decorating, writing and gardening.