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Charlotte Temple [Norton Critical Edition]

by Susanna Rowson, Marion Rust (Editor)

Other authors: Nancy Armstrong (Contributor), Elizabeth Barnes (Contributor), Charles Brockden Brown (Contributor), William Hill Brown (Contributor), Matthew Carey (Contributor)30 more, Lauren Coats (Contributor), William Cobbett (Contributor), Nancy Cott (Contributor), Cathy Davidson (Contributor), Joanne Dobson (Contributor), Anna Mae Duane (Contributor), Gareth Evans (Contributor), Leslie Fielder (Contributor), Blythe Forcey (Contributor), Hannah Webster Foster (Contributor), Benjamin Franklin (Contributor), William J. Gilmore (Contributor), Oliver Goldsmith (Contributor), Camryn Hansen (Contributor), June Howard (Contributor), Thomas Jefferson (Contributor), Linda Kerber (Contributor), Samuel L. Knapp (Contributor), Judith Sargent Murray (Contributor), Elias Nason (Contributor), Samuel Richardson (Contributor), Susanna Rowson (Contributor), Benjamin Rush (Contributor), Marion Rust (Contributor), Julia A. Stern (Contributor), John Swanwick (Contributor), Janet Todd (Contributor), Jane P. Tompkins (Contributor), Mary Wollstonecraft (Contributor), Larzer Ziff (Contributor)

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I enjoyed this book a lot. I was really surprised by the "2nd Volume". I'm definitely interested in reading the sequel -- "Lucy Temple". ( )
  Adrianne_p | Sep 15, 2011 |
What would have happened if Mr Darcy had not interested himself in the fate of silly Lydia Bennet? Well, Charlotte Temple is a ‘what might have been’ when a young girl of fifteen is swept off her feet by the dashing Montraville and runs away from her school with the connivance of her French governess – a woman with her own agenda entirely. The ensuing story is Charlotte’s life after the great romantic escape and does not feature a Mr Darcy figure ready with his ‘generous compassion … [to] bear so many mortifications’ to make everything well and happy. A short and fascinating novella encapsulating a common fate the frivolous and wilful Lydia Bennet deserved far more than Charlotte Temple.
  Sarahursula | May 24, 2011 |
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Rowson, Susannaprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rust, MarionEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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This edition of Charlotte Temple, taken from the original 1794 American edition, comprises over 80% of contextual and critical excerpts, essays, &c.

Some of the included works, other than the title one, are:

- Benjamin Franklin's letter, titled "Advice to a Friend Upon Choosing a Mistress"
- Mary Wollstonecrafts introduction to A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
- Judith Sargent Murray's 1784 essay "Desultory Thoughts upon the Utility of Encouraging a Degree of Self Complacency, Especially in Female Bosoms" and an excerpt from her 1790 essay "On the Equality of the Sexes"
- Several other essays, poems, excerpts regarding women in the late 18th century

- Essays and letters regarding reading as a pastime and the effect of reading novels, both contemporary to Charlotte Temple and of modern scholarship

- Essays and excerpts regarding sentimentalism, including historical and modern:
- an excerpt from the Preface to Clarissa
- Thomas Jefferson's "Head and Heart Letter"

- Excerpts of other writings by Susanna Rowson:
- chapter VI of Charlotte Temple from the 1st British edition
- Prefaces and excerpts from Mentoria; or, the Young Lady's Friend; Trials of the Human Heart; Reuban and Rachel; or, Tales of Old Times; The Fille de Chambre and others
- Songs, poems, drama, and writing meant for school oratory

- Critical writings include reviews from the early editions of the novel and modern critical writings


Of over 500 pages, 90 are devoted to the title text, while 320 are given to "Contexts" and 90 more contain critical writings. Also included in this work are a lengthy introduction, illustrations and maps, a chronology of Rowson, and a selected bibliography.
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