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The Coquette

Author : Hannah W. Foster
ISBN : 9780199840380
Genre : Fiction
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The Coquette tells the much-publicized story of the seduction and death of Elizabeth Whitman, a poet from Hartford, Connecticut. Written as a series of letters--between the heroine and her friends and lovers--it describes her long, tortuous courtship by two men, neither of whom perfectly suits her. Eliza Wharton (as Whitman is called in the novel) wavers between Major Sanford, a charming but insincere man, and the Reverend Boyer, a bore who wants to marry her. When, in her mid-30s, Wharton finds herself suddenly abandoned when both men marry other women, she willfully enters into an adulterous relationship with Sanford and becomes pregnant. Alone and dejected, she dies in childbirth at a roadside inn. Eliza Wharton, whose real-life counterpart was distantly related to Hannah Foster's husband, was one of the first women in American fiction to emerge as a real person facing a dilemma in her life. In her Introduction, Davidson discusses the parallels between Elizabeth Whitman and the fictional Eliza Wharton. She shows the limitations placed on women in the 18th century and the attempts of one woman to rebel against those limitations.

A To Z Of American Women Writers

Author : Carol Kort
ISBN : 9781438107936
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents a biographical dictionary profiling important women authors, including birth and death dates, accomplishments and bibliography of each author's work.

The Coquette And The Boarding School

Author : Hannah Webster Foster
ISBN : 1770481079
Genre : Fiction
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Hannah Webster Foster based The Coquette on the true story of Elizabeth Whitman, an unmarried woman who died in childbirth in New England. Fictionalizing Whitman’s experiences in her heroine, Eliza Wharton, Foster created a compelling narrative of seduction that was hugely successful with readers. The Boarding School, a less widely known work by Foster, is an experimental text, part epistolary novel and part conduct book. Together, the novels explore the realities of women’s lives in early America. The critical introduction and appendices to this edition, which explore female friendship and the education of women in the novels, frame Foster as more than a purveyor of the sentimental novel, and re-evaluate her placement in American literary history.

American Women Prose Writers To 1820

Author : Carla Mulford
ISBN : UOM:49015003019230
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This text systematically presents career biographies of American women prose writers to 1820.

American Women Writers

Author : Taryn Benbow-Pfalzgraf
ISBN : 1558624317
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contains biographical and critical essays on 1,328 American women writers covering all genres and all periods of American history.

Early America Re Explored

Author : Klaus H. Schmidt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029630519
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Early American Literature

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ISBN : UCSC:32106019340238
Genre : American literature
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American Women Writers

Author : Langdon L. Faust
ISBN : UOM:39015014296795
Genre : Social Science
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Analyzes the work of women writers in America, providing essential biographical information and comprehensive bibliographies

Studies In English Literature

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ISBN : 03873439
Genre : English literature
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The Heath Anthology Of American Literature

Author : CENGAGE Learning
ISBN : 0618256644
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