The Power of Sympathy and The Coquette

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Penguin, 1996 M11 1 - 352 páginas
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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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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Title Page Copyright Page Introduction
PREFACE
HARRINGTON to WORTHY
WORTHY to HARRINGTON
HARRINGTON to WORTHY
Miss HARRIOT FAWCET to Miss MYRA HARRINGTON
Miss MYRA HARRINGTON to Mrs HOLMES
HARRINGTON to WORTHY
HARRINGTON to WORTHY
HARRINGTON to WORTHY
HARRINGTON to WORTHY
HARRINGTON to WORTHY
HARRINGTON to WORTHY
HARRINGTON to HARRIOT
HARRINGTON to HARRIOT
HARRIOT to MYRA

Mrs HOLMES to Miss HARRINGTON
WORTHY to HARRINGTON
HARRINGTON to WORTHY
WORTHY to MYRA
Mrs HOLMES to MYRA
Mrs HOLMES to MYRA
WORTHY to MYRA
HARRIOT to MYRA
HARRIOT to MYRA
HARRIOT to MYRA
MYRA to HARRIOT
MYRA to Mrs HOLMES
WORTHY to MYRA
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William Wells Brown (1814–1884) was born a slave, escaped to the North and then to England, and became one of the most prominent abolitionists of his time. During his prolific literary career, Brown was a pioneer in several different genres, including travel writing, fiction, and drama.

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