By Catharine Maria Sedgwick
The Early American ladies Writers sequence deals infrequent works of fiction by means of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ladies, every one reprinted in its entirety, every one with a foreword by way of basic Editor Cathy N. Davidson, who locations the radical in a historic and literary viewpoint. 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 distinct examine the non secular 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 girl author, A New-England story is a vintage tale of a tender woman's ethical and fabric triumphs.
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Additional info for A New-England Tale; Or, Sketches of New-England Character and Manners (Early American Women Writers)
Studies in Short Fiction 27 (1990): 567-76. 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.
Lloyd had begged they might be concealed from her husband from the generous purpose of saving him, as long as possible, useless anxiety. The disease, however, had taken certain hold, and that morning, after a conversation with her physician, during which her courage had surprised him, she had resolved to begin the difficult task of fortifying her husband for the approaching calamity. Spring came on, and its sweet influences penetrated to the sick room of Rebecca. Her health seemed amended, and her spirits refreshed; and when Mr.
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. Were it not for their breadth of vision, I might never have discovered my love and respect for woman's fiction. I am indebted to Cathy N. Davidson and to Linda Robbins of Oxford University Press for fostering that same respect in the Early American Women Writers Series and for guiding me through the publishing process.
A New-England Tale; Or, Sketches of New-England Character and Manners (Early American Women Writers) by Catharine Maria Sedgwick