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The Hidden Hand: Or, Capitola the Madcap (American Women Writers)

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E.D.E.N. Southworth was one of the most popular and prolific writers of the nineteenth century and her Capitola Black, or Black Cap - a cross-dressing, adventure-seeking girl-woman - was so well-loved that the book was serialized three times between 1859 and 1888 and was dramatized in forty different versions. When we first meet sharp and witty Capitola she is living among beggars and street urchins, and dressed as a boy because a boy can get work and be safe, whereas a girl is left to starve for want of "proper" employment. Unknown to her, Capitola has a very rich elderly guardian who finds her at a providential moment and takes her back to his palatial mansion where she finds herself "decomposing above ground for want of having my blood stirred." But not to fear. There are bandits, true-loves, evil men, long-lost mothers, and sweet women friends in Capitola's future - not to mention thunder storms, kidnap attempts, and duels. The pace is fast, the action wonderfully unbelievable. This is escape literature at its nineteenth-century best, with a woman at its center who makes you feel strong, daring, and reckless

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813512969
Editor:
Dobson, Joanne
Author:
Dobson, Joanne
Author:
Southworth, Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte
Author:
Dobson, Joanne
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Location:
New Brunswick N.J. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women -- United States -- Fiction.
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
American women writers series
Series Volume:
65
Publication Date:
19880531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 1.35 oz

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