The Coquette and the Boarding School (1797-8)

The Coquette and the Boarding School (1797-8)

By: Hannah Webster Foster (author), Angela Vietto (editor), Jennifer Desiderio (editor)Paperback

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Hannah Webster Foster based The Coquette on the true story of Elizabeth Whitman, an unmarried woman who died in childbirth in New England. Fictionalizing Whitman's experiences in her heroine, Eliza Wharton, Foster created a compelling narrative of seduction that was hugely successful with readers. The Boarding School, a lesser-known work by Foster, is an experimental text, part epistolary novel and part conduct book. Together, the novels explore the realities of women's lives in early America.

About Author

Jennifer Desiderio is Associate Professor of English at Canisius College, Buffalo, New York. Angela Vietto is Associate Professor of English at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781551119984
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 300
  • ID: 9781551119984
  • ISBN10: 1551119986

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