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A New-England Tale (Penguin Classics)

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Jane Elton, orphaned as a young girl, goes to live with her aunt Mrs. Wilson, a selfish and overbearing woman who practices a repressive Calvinism. In their rural New England village, Jane grows up yearning to break free from Mrs. Wilson's tyranny and find her place as a citizen of the evolving American Republic. She is helped by her encounters with characters who embody various shadings of moral, religious, and civic virtue: the affectionate servant Mary Hull, a pious Methodist; Mr. Lloyd, a kind Quaker; Crazy Bet, emotional, sympathetic, but deeply unstable; and Old John, bereaved but wise. Ultimately, A New-England Tale is about the connection between parenting and governing, and the key role women play in shaping a fledgling nation.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [xxi]-xxii).

Synopsis:

An influential work written in the early 1800s, "A New-England Tale" sheds light on attitudes toward women, religion, and parenting during America's formative years.

About the Author

Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867) was one of the first American women authors to gain prominence. She was born in Massachusetts, where she set several of her works. She published six novels and later wrote on domestic and social issues.

Susan K. Harris is Joyce and Elizabeth Hall Distinguished Professor of American Literature at the University of Kansas.

Emily E. Van Dette is a doctoral candidate at the Pennsylvania State University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142437124
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Notes by:
Van Dette, Emily
Author:
Sedgwick, Catharine Maria
Author:
Emily Van Dette
Author:
Van Dette, Emily
Author:
Harris, Susan K.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
G-9
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.74x6.36x.55 in. .38 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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