By Catharine Maria Sedgwick
The Early American ladies Writers sequence bargains infrequent works of fiction through eighteenth- and nineteenth-century ladies, every one reprinted in its entirety, each one with a foreword via basic Editor Cathy N. Davidson, who areas the unconventional in a old and literary viewpoint. Written in 1822, A New-England story is the 1st of the various novels, stories, and brief journal items Catharine Sedgwick released in the course of her lifetime. the tale of an orphan lady 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 offers a different examine the spiritual and social weather at this significant interval in America's nationwide improvement. Addressing a number of the complicated non secular, political, and philosophical problems with the time, in addition to issues of the lady author, A New-England story is a vintage tale of a tender woman's ethical and fabric triumphs.
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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.
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