Download A New-England Tale; Or, Sketches of New-England Character by Catharine Maria Sedgwick PDF

By Catharine Maria Sedgwick

The Early American girls Writers sequence deals infrequent works of fiction by means of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ladies, each one reprinted in its entirety, each one with a foreword through basic Editor Cathy N. Davidson, who areas the radical in a ancient and literary standpoint. Written in 1822, A New-England story is the 1st of the numerous novels, stories, and brief journal items Catharine Sedgwick released in the course of her lifetime. the tale of an orphan woman in rural New England and the ethical trials she faces as she grows up, this early instance of the preferred nineteenth-century women's novel presents a different examine the spiritual and social weather at this important interval in America's nationwide improvement. Addressing a number of the advanced non secular, political, and philosophical problems with the time, in addition to issues of the lady author, A New-England story is a vintage tale of a tender woman's ethical and fabric triumphs.

Show description

Read Online or Download A New-England Tale; Or, Sketches of New-England Character and Manners (Early American Women Writers) PDF

Best english literature books

Samuel Johnson and the Art of Sinking 1709-1791

The normal view of Samuel Johnson as adverse to details, trifles, and aesthetic mediocrity in simple terms half-explains his authorial personality. Samuel Johnson and the paintings of Sinking 1709-1791 argues that, in a interval ruled by way of social and literary hierarchies, Johnson's works demonstrate a defining curiosity in "little," "mean," or "low" subject matters and other people.

Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

A footprint materializes mysteriously on a abandoned shore; a tremendous helmet falls from the sky; a tourist awakens to discover his horse dangling from a church steeple. Eighteenth-century British fiction brims with moments resembling those, within which the prosaic rubs up opposed to the fabulous. whereas it's a truism that the period's literature is distinct by way of its realism and air of likelihood, Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of ask yourself argues that ask yourself is indispensable to--rather than antithetical to--the constructing ideas of novelistic fiction.

Postal Pleasures: Sex, Scandal, and Victorian Letters

In 1889 uniformed post-boys have been stumbled on moonlighting in a West finish brothel frequented by means of males of the higher periods. "The Cleveland highway Scandal" erupted and Victorian Britain confronted the prospect that the submit Office-a bureaucratic spine of country and empire-was inspiring and servicing subversive sexual habit.

By Poetic Authority: The Rhetoric of Panegyric in Gaelic Poetry of Scotland to c.1700

By means of Poetic Authority offers a accomplished survey of medieval and early sleek Scottish Gaelic poetry, studying the actual type of poetic diction within the extant corpus. via a hard and fast set of literary conventions, the courtroom poets of the interval gave sanction to their buyers' management, a vital activity which served to maintain the harmony of society.

Extra resources for A New-England Tale; Or, Sketches of New-England Character and Manners (Early American Women Writers)

Sample text

Harris, Susan. 19th-century American Women's Novels: Interpretive Strategies. New York: Cambridge UP, 1990. Nelson, Dana. " The Culture of Sentiment: Race, Gender, and Sentimentality in Nineteenth-Century America. Ed. Shirley Samuels. New York: Oxford UP, 1992. 191-202. Singley, Carol J. " The (Other) American Traditions: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers. Joyce Warren, ed. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers, 1993. 39-53. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Ann Romines introduced me to Sedgwick and her contemporaries, and Chris Sten encouraged my initial exploration of A New-England Tale.

In Provisions: A Reader from 19th-century American Women. Ed. Judith Fetterley. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1985. 49-59. Hope Leslie; or, Early Times in the Massachusetts. 1827. Ed. Mary Kelley. American Women Writers Ser. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers UP, 1987. S. Women Writers. Ed. Susan Koppelman. Boston: Pandora, 1984. 8-26. The Power of Her Sympathy: The Autobiography and Journals of Catharine Maria Sedgwick. Ed. Mary Kelley. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society & Northeastern UP, 1993. Redwood: A Tale.

It is common for persons in her unfortunate circumstances to seek every scene of excitement. The sober, sedate manners of the New-England people, and the unvaried tenor of their lives, afford but few of these. Wherever there was an awakening, or a camp-meeting; crazy Bet was sure to be found; she was often seen by moonlight wandering in the church-yard, plucking the nettles from the graves, and wreathing the A NEW-ENGLAND TALE 17 monuments with ground-pine. She would watch for whole nights by the side of a grave in her native village, where twenty years before were deposited the remains of her lover, who was drowned on the day before they were to have been married.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 32 votes