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The Resource Celestina, Charlotte Smith ; edited by Loraine Fletcher

Celestina, Charlotte Smith ; edited by Loraine Fletcher

Label
Celestina
Title
Celestina
Statement of responsibility
Charlotte Smith ; edited by Loraine Fletcher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Published here for the first time in a modern edition, Charlotte Smith's third novel is both rivetingly plotted and unique for its time in its powerful depiction of a gifted Romantic woman poet. The novel's heroine, Celestina, abandoned as a child in a French convent, becomes an independent, witty, and accomplished elegiac poet who, in a reversal of the usual pattern of the courtship novel, acts as a mentor to several men in her life. Written at the beginning of the French Revolution, Smith's novel depicts characters challenging both corrupt authority and conventional morality, exemplifying her hope that English society was on the verge of a great change for the better."
  • "This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and primary source material relating to the novel's reception, its political contexts (writings by Reverend Richard Price, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Paine), and the author's life."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
NLC
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1749-1806
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Smith, Charlotte
Dewey number
823/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Fletcher, Loraine
Series statement
Broadview editions
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  • Women poets
  • Abandoned children
  • Mentoring of authors
Label
Celestina, Charlotte Smith ; edited by Loraine Fletcher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-603)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60392096
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
603 pages
Isbn
9781551114583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Celestina, Charlotte Smith ; edited by Loraine Fletcher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 601-603)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
60392096
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
603 pages
Isbn
9781551114583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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