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Charlotte Temple, : a tale of truth

Seduced by the dashing Lieutenant Montraville, who persuades her to move to America with him, the fifteen-year-old Charlotte Temple leaves her adoring parents and makes the treacherous sea voyage to New York. In the land of opportunity, Charlotte is callously abandoned by Montraville. Alone and pregnant with an illegitimate child, she valiantly fights to stave off poverty and ruin.

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  • ""Criticism" collects thirteen insightful assessments of Charlotte Temple spanning four centuries and addressing its central issues. Contributors include Mathew Carey, Samuel L. Knapp, Larzer Ziff, Jane Tompkins, Gareth Evans, Julia A. Stern, and Marion Rust, among others."
  • "Seduced by the dashing Lieutenant Montraville, who persuades her to move to America with him, the fifteen-year-old Charlotte Temple leaves her adoring parents and makes the treacherous sea voyage to New York. In the land of opportunity, Charlotte is callously abandoned by Montraville. Alone and pregnant with an illegitimate child, she valiantly fights to stave off poverty and ruin."@en
  • "With an Introduction by Jane Smiley First published in America in 1794, Charlotte Temple took the country by storm'in fact, it was this nation's first bona fide "bestseller." Susanna Rowson's most famous work is the story of an innocent British schoolgirl who takes the advice of her depraved French teacher' with tragic consequences. Seduced by the dashing Lieutenant Montraville, who persuades her to move to America with him, the fifteen-year-old Charlotte leaves her adoring parents and makes the treacherous sea voyage to New York. In the land of opportunity, Charlotte is callously abandoned by Montraville. Alone and pregnant with an illegitimate child, she valiantly fights to stave off poverty and ruin. This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition. From the Trade Paperback edition."@en
  • "The unusually rich "Contexts" section seeks to provide readers with an overview of Charlotte Temple's overlapping British and American backgrounds. Materials are thematically organized into four parts--"Women in Early America: Intellect, Education, Sexuality," "Reading in Early America," "The American Sentimental," and "Selections from Rowson's Writings"--Which include works from Rowson's time to our own. Fourteen illustrations from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries are reproduced to further enrich the reading experience, among them portraits of Susanna Haswell and William Rowson as youths, a London advertisement for the novel, and covers from the 1845 and 1867 editions."
  • "The book tells of the seduction of a British schoolgirl by a dashing soldier, John Montraville, who brings her to America and there abandons her, pregnant and ill. As such, it belongs to the seduction novel genre popular in early American literature."@en
  • "Charlotte Temple is a novel by Susanna Rowson. It was first published in England in 1791 under the title Charlotte, A Tale of Truth. The first American edition was published in 1794 and the novel became a bestseller. It has gone through over 200 American editions. Charlotte Temple is the name of the main character in this book. Charlotte is the mother of Lucy Temple, the namesake of Rowson's sequel to this book, Lucy Temple. The novel tells of the seduction of a British schoolgirl by ..."@en
  • "The sentimental novels of the early national period were considered a danger to society and were criticized for the corrupting influence they had on the minds of their mostly young and female audience. They told tales of vice and intrigue that purported to be "based on fact" and also advocated the need for better female education that would prepare young women against sweet-talking seducers. Extremely popular in America after the Revolution and throughout the nineteenth century, Charlotte Temple and The Coquette were two of the most successful novels of the period. Reprinted here in."@en
  • "Originally published in England (1791) and in the U.S. (1794). Based on experiences of the author's family, it was "For the perusal of the young and thoughtful of the fair sex." By 1933 it had gone through 161 editions in the U.S. A sequel, Charlotte's Daughter (1828), is usually published as Lucy Temple."
  • "An instant best-seller when it was published in America 1794, the sentimental novel Charlotte Temple speaks to the popularity of the genre--and the public thirst for fiction--from the early national period and beyond. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the first American edition; the author's original spellings have been maintained. The novel is accompanied by a comprehensive introduction, detailed explanatory annotations, and a note on the text."
  • "A Chronology of Susanna Rowson's life and works and a Selected Bibliography are also included. --Book Jacket."
  • "At age 15, Charlotte is a pupil in Mme Du Pont's school for young ladies. An army officer, Montraville, aided by his libertine friend Belcour and Mlle La Rue, a teacher at the school, seduces the girl, who elopes with him from England to New York. There he deserts her to marry an heiress, Julia Franklin. Charlotte gives birth to a daughter, Lucy, but, abandoned even by the heartless Mlle La Rue, now married to Colonel Crayton, she dies in poverty. Her father later adopts Lucy, but refuses to punish the repentant Montraville. The latter in a duel kills his former friend Belcour, who had further misled Charlotte, and returns to Julia."
  • "Charlotte Temple is a novel by Susanna Rowson. It was first published in England in 1791 under the title Charlotte, A Tale of Truth. The first American edition was published in 1794 and the novel became a bestseller. It has gone through over 200 American editions.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."@en

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