Haywood's novel is the story of the beautiful Princess Eovaai. Groomed for the throne by her father, who teaches her Lockean notions of liberty, she is overthrown, enmeshed in civil war, and then magically transported to a foreign land by an evil man. Part magician, part politician, he plots to marry her for political reasons. The fascinating reflexive structure of The Adventures of Eovaai incorporates argumentative intrusions (by the Translator, an Historian, etc.), interweaves political and amatory storylines, and blends a wild mix of genres.
Deborah Anna Logan is an Associate Professor of English at Western Kentucky University. She is the author of Fallenness in Victorian Women's Writing: Marry, Stitch, Die, or Do Worse (1998) and The Hour and the Woman: Harriet Martineau's 'Somewhat Remarkable' Life (2002). She is also the editor of Writings on Slavery and the American Civil War by Harriet Martineau (2002) and Harriet Martineau's Writing on the British Empire (2004). Academics please note that this is a title classified as having a restricted allocation of complimentary copies. While the availability of bound complimentary copies is restricted to desk copies only, electronic complimentary copies are readily available for those professors wishing to consider this title for possible course adoption. Should you choose to adopt the book after viewing an electronic copy we will be happy to provide a bound desk copy.