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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 nations first bona fide “bestseller.” Susanna Rowsons 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:
9780812971217
Introduction:
Smiley, Jane
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Smiley, Jane
Introduction:
Smiley, Jane
Author:
Smiley, Jane
Author:
Rowson, Susanna
Author:
Rowson
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Seduction
Subject:
British
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Soldiers
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Betrayal
Subject:
Runaway teenagers
Subject:
Teenage pregnancy
Subject:
Illegitimate children
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Subject:
Elopement
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
TA 62
Publication Date:
20040511
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.02x5.18x.39 in. .28 lbs.

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