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With an Introduction by Jane Smiley

First published in America in 1794, Charlotte Temple took the country by storm—in fact, it was this nation’s first bona fide “bestseller.” Susanna Rowson’s most famous work is the story of an innocent British schoolgirl who takes the advice of her depraved French teacher— with tragic consequences. Seduced by the dashing Lieutenant Montraville, who persuades her to move to America with him, the fifteen-year-old Charlotte leaves her adoring parents and makes the treacherous sea voyage to New York. In the land of opportunity, Charlotte is callously abandoned by Montraville. Alone and pregnant with an illegitimate child, she valiantly fights to stave off poverty and ruin.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition.

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About the Introducer:

JANE SMILEY is the bestselling

Synopsis:

With an Introduction by Jane Smiley

First published in America in 1794, Charlotte Temple took the country by storm—in fact, it was this nation’s first bona fide “bestseller.” Susanna Rowson’s most famous work is the story of an innocent British schoolgirl who takes the advice of her depraved French teacher— with tragic consequences. Seduced by the dashing Lieutenant Montraville, who persuades her to move to America with him, the fifteen-year-old Charlotte leaves her adoring parents and makes the treacherous sea voyage to New York. In the land of opportunity, Charlotte is callously abandoned by Montraville. Alone and pregnant with an illegitimate child, she valiantly fights to stave off poverty and ruin.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition.

About the Author

\About the Introducer:

JANE SMILEY is the bestselling author of eleven acclaimed works of fiction, including The Age of Grief, The Greenlanders, A Thousand Acres (for which she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize), Horse Heaven, and Good Faith. She lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307430779
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : General
Introduction:
Smiley, Jane
Author:
Rowson, Susanna
Author:
Jane Smiley
Author:
Rowson
Author:
Mrs. Rowson
Author:
Smiley, Jane
Author:
Susanna Rowson
Subject:
General
Subject:
British
Subject:
Illegitimate children
Subject:
Runaway teenagers
Subject:
Teenage pregnancy
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Elopement
Subject:
Seduction
Subject:
Betrayal
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20040511
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
114

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

Charlotte Temple
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Product details 114 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780307430779 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , About the Introducer:

JANE SMILEY is the bestselling

"Synopsis" by , With an Introduction by Jane Smiley

First published in America in 1794, Charlotte Temple took the country by storm—in fact, it was this nation’s first bona fide “bestseller.” Susanna Rowson’s most famous work is the story of an innocent British schoolgirl who takes the advice of her depraved French teacher— with tragic consequences. Seduced by the dashing Lieutenant Montraville, who persuades her to move to America with him, the fifteen-year-old Charlotte leaves her adoring parents and makes the treacherous sea voyage to New York. In the land of opportunity, Charlotte is callously abandoned by Montraville. Alone and pregnant with an illegitimate child, she valiantly fights to stave off poverty and ruin.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the first American edition.

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