Early American Literature
Politics, literature, essays, gender
A literary criticism of several books including "Female Quixotism" by Tabitha Tenney, "The Female Quixote" by Charlotte Lennox, and "Angelina" by Maria Edgeworth is presented. According to the authors, these novels constitute a transatlantic genre which highlights the moral and cultural complexities faced by women in the 18th and 19th centuries. Particular focus is given to the novels' political contexts. Realism, the French Revolution, and republican government are also discussed.
Carnell, Rachel and Hale, Alison Tracy, "Romantic Transports: Tabitha Tenney's Female Quixotism in Transatlantic Context" (2011). English Faculty Publications. 18.
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