Clarence: or, A Tale of Our Own Times (Broadview Editions) pdf epub fb2

Clarence: or, A Tale of Our Own Times (Broadview Editions) by Catharine Maria Sedgwick pdf epub fb2

Clarence: or, A Tale of Our Own Times (Broadview Editions) Author: Catharine Maria Sedgwick
Title: Clarence: or, A Tale of Our Own Times (Broadview Editions)
ISBN: 1551118610
ISBN13: 978-1551118611
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Pages: 482 pages
Publisher: Broadview Press (October 20, 2011)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1776 kb
Size EPUB version: 1274 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




Honorable mention recipient for the 2012 Society for the Study of American Women Writers Award.

A pioneering American novel of manners first published in 1830, Catharine Sedgwick’s Clarence follows heiress Gertrude Clarence as she negotiates the perils of the marriage market in New York City. Giving Gertrude’s family English and Caribbean histories, Sedgwick aligns the United States in the 1820s with a larger Atlantic world. This edition of Sedgwick’s cosmopolitan novel will contribute to a rethinking both of the history of the American novel of manners and to the shape of Sedgwick’s career as one of the most important novelists of the first half of the nineteenth century.

This Broadview edition offers a rich selection of contextual materials, including selections from Sedgwick’s correspondence and journals reconstructing the origins of the novel, engravings and lithographs of key sites in the novel, American and British reviews of the novel, and documentation of the author’s revised edition of 1849.