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Charlotte Temple And Lucy Temple [Kindle Edition]

Susanna Rowson , Snazz eBooks

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Here, together, are two of Susanna Rowson’s most popular and famous novels: “Charlotte Temple” and “Lucy Temple”.

Susanna Rowson (1762–1824) was a British-American novelist, poet, playwright, religious writer, stage actress and educator.

“Charlotte Temple” was her most famous work. It was first published in England in 1791 under the title “Charlotte, A Tale of Truth”. The first American edition was published in 1794 and the novel became the first American bestseller. It has gone through over 200 American editions. It tells of the seduction of a British schoolgirl by a dashing soldier, John Montraville, who brings her to America and there abandons her, pregnant and ill.

“Lucy Temple” was first published posthumously (together with a memoir of the author by Samuel L. Knapp, which is included in this edition) in 1828 under the title “Charlotte's Daughter, or, The Three Orphans”. It tells the story of Lucy Temple, who is the orphaned daughter of Charlotte Temple, the main character in the first novel.

The cover picture is a watercolor portrait of Susanna Rowson in her early years.

This eBook edition was carefully prepared by referring to original sources to correct scanning errors that are common in other versions. Old spellings and word usages have been preserved, but obvious spelling and other typesetting mistakes in the originals have been corrected. Various original editions were consulted and each was found to contain unique spellings and errors. Word forms that were more common were adopted for this edition.

This edition was prepared and edited by Snazz eBooks ™.

Original cover design and other original content of this edition are Copyright © 2012 by Snazz eBooks ™. All rights reserved. No reproduction by any means is allowed without permission.

About the Author

Ann Douglas teaches English at Columbia University. Her books include Terrible Honesty: Mongrel Manhattan in the 1920s and The Feminization of American Culture.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 456 KB
  • Print Length: 247 pages
  • Publisher: Snazz eBooks; 1 edition (31 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009ZOZOI0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #744,135 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Piece of Americana 1 April 2000
By Michael D. Lichfield - Published on
While vastly inferior to Jane Austen, who followed a few years later, Rowson does stand out as one of the better early-American writers. In a style foreshadowing Harriet Beecher Stowe, Rowson shows how life punishes vice. The second book, Lucy Temple, is less pedantic and more entertaining. This book is best for enthusiasts of early American Literature.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Good Read 6 Nov. 2014
By Jared R Towler - Published on
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I teach the novel Charlotte Temple in my British Literature class as a lead in to Pride and Prejudice. The kids liked it. It is short and brings up many of the themes of Pride and Prejudice. Although few people today have even heard of this book, it was a huge bestseller in its day. In fact, until the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, this was the best selling novel in the United States. Rowson was an English woman who spent many years in the United States and among other things, started a long running girls' school in the US.
5.0 out of 5 stars A combo pack contained Charlotte Temple and Lucy Temple. 9 Aug. 2013
By JMC - Published on
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It seems Lucy makes better choices than her mother did. However, perhaps it is also due to luck concerning her circumstances.
4.0 out of 5 stars British Literature to American Literature 3 Dec. 2012
By Tracie Fauth - Published on
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I really enjoyed the simply writing style of Rowson. While I really enjoyed the story, she's very much trying to teach us a lesson with this book. While Charlotte's situation is greatly outdated, the story made me appreciate the way women's rights have changed.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 11 Aug. 2014
By Maribel Castro - Published on
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Needed it for class and came on time
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