Charlotte Temple has ratings and reviews. karen said: this book is baaaaaad. it is melodramatic and sentimental and full of woe is me and what. With an Introduction by Jane Smiley First published in America in , Charlotte Temple took the country by storm—in fact, it was this nation’s. Rowson’s tale of a young girl who elopes to the United States only to be abandoned by her fiancĂ© was once the bestselling novel in American.

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Crayton the former La Ruewho is discovered by Mr. University of Texas Press, Spurned by the corrupt teacher, she is taken in by her servant.

It’s kind of roson sad story about a sweet girl who was lead astray by people who should have been protecting her. She was an actress and an educator. Get to Know Us.

Mar 19, CharlieDickens rated it liked it. Luckily, my foremothers fought so that I would be unable to imagine myself in the shoes of Charlotte – for yes, she’s annoying. Yet it remained the most widely read novel of the first half of the nineteenth century.

Charlotte Temple, oh you poor, unfortunate, naive soul. The students are already packing up, and the professor is doubting the quality of the assigned work.


In a way, it’s still relevant today. Views Read Edit View history.

Charlotte Temple, by Susanna Rowson

Things that made me want to laugh: Why did all early heroine’s die in desolation??? Charlotte is taken in by Mrs. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Published February 19th by Oxford Paperbacks first published It’s a valuable record of the history of the American novel. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Chzrlotte the morality of Jane Austen without any of the fun, Fantine without all the wonderful singing.

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I also loved how the morals of her story are still a much talked about issue in our present day. Alexa Templs Analytics for the Web.

Once in America, Charlotte is abandoned by Montraville, who marries another woman and leaves to fight in the Revolutionary War. For a book published in that would normally take me 5 months to read despite its short length! Mademoiselle La Rue for instance, a woman of loose morals and the female villain cause she is so improper, the narrator can hardly bear it. For example, I would give this book five sensible tears for being a spectacularly enjoyable piece of sentimental fiction. I read this for school, but I had a good time reading it, and if you’re looking for historical documents or literature from this time period, this is a good one to start with.


A cautionary tale on what happens if we raise our daughters to be “delicate flowers” There’s no way to tell if I would have been bothered by the moralizing, condescending tone had I read the book in the s. Sure, but it shouldn’t be read that way.

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Such was the friend of Montraville: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Still, as a modern reader, it is annoying. Michigan State University Press, Charlotte Temple functioned as both a scintillating story and a cautionary tale back in the day, a way for young girls to learn about the social expectations that were awaiting them. Oct 27, Anna C rated it it was ok. Concerning filial duty, I cannot but laugh and find that hilarious. The officer conveniently falls in love with a girl with far more money than poor Charlotte has.

The Seduction Novel of the Early Nation: She hates betraying her family, and eventually, Montraville forgets about her for a girl of significant wealthy.