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History Of Emily Montague

History of Emily Montague PDF
Author: Frances Brooke
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773573399
Size: 66.97 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 534
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Frequently called the first Canadian novel, The History of Emily Montague, presents subversive views on traditional subjects like love and marriage and introduces such unique Canadian themes as the relationships between the Québecois and their British con

The History Of Emily Montague

The History of Emily Montague PDF
Author: Frances Brooke
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 1443445703
Size: 63.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 458
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The lives and loves of early Canadian settlers are captured through their letters. At a time of relative peace—after General Wolfe’s victory on the Plains of Abraham and before the American War of Independence—Miss Emily Montague and her acquaintances discuss their lives, the happenings of their town, and express their affections for each other in their written correspondence. Recognized as the first Canadian novel, The History of Emily Montague was first published in 1769, following author Frances Brooke’s extended visit to what at that time was the colony of Quebec City. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

The History Of Emily Montague

The History of Emily Montague PDF
Author: Frances Brooke
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781406917260
Size: 41.87 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Québec (Province)
Languages : en
Pages : 394
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Frances Brooke

Frances Brooke PDF
Author: Frances Brooke
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ISBN:
Size: 60.36 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Languages : en
Pages : 318
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The Excursion

The Excursion PDF
Author: Frances Brooke
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813187672
Size: 33.65 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Frances Brooke (1724-1789), journalist, translator, playwright, novelist, and even co-manager of a theater, was described as "perhaps the first female novel-writer who attained a perfect purity and polish of style." Today, Brooke is known primarily for The History of Emily Montague, one of the earliest novels about Canada, where she lived for a number of years. But it is her third novel, The Excursion, that is an important example of the fashionable and popular English novels of the late 1770s. Written for the very audience it portrays, this novel introduces the heroine, Maria Villiers, to London's "gentle" society and its glittering pastimes. Brooke drew upon the English courtship novel in the tradition of Eliza Haywood, Henry Fielding, and Frances Burney for her novel's overarching plot structure. But instead of concentrating on Maria's romantic adventures, she experiments with unusual treatments of subplots and unconventional characters. The most interesting aspect of her story is the development of Maria's ambition to win fame and fortune as a writer; it is one of the few portraits of a woman with literary ambitions by an early woman writer. Brooke's wry narrative voice foreshadows that of Jane Austen. The editors' introduction places The Excursion firmly in the tradition of the English novel, provides a fresh biography of Brooke, and brings together the most important eighteenth- and twentieth-century criticism of Brooke's work. The second volume in the series Eighteenth-Century Novels by Women, The Excursion contributes to our understanding of the development of the novel and offers a lively view of women's position in eighteenth-century English society.