The Power of Sympathy and the Coquette
Written in epistolary form and drawn from actual events, Brown’s The Power of Sympathy (1789) and Foster’s The Coquette (1797) were two of the earliest novels published in the United States. Both novels reflect the eighteenth-century preoccupation with the role of women as safekeepers of the young country’s morality.
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LibraryThing ReviewCrítica de los usuarios - akblanchard - LibraryThing
The dangers of sexual sin and improper conduct are the focus of the two early American novels contained in this volume. In The Power of Sympathy(1789), which, incidentally, is often mentioned as the ... Leer comentario completo
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Two early American novels in the epistolary style; not great writing, but if you're into early fiction, they're decent examples. Leer comentario completo
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