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The True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset

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Set in a city as lively and absorbing as the novel's writing, The True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset is a comic historical epic with a memorable heroine. The novel, while parodying the style of eighteenth-century novelists such as Henry Fielding and William Thackeray, charts the growth of the beautiful Jenny Dorset as she matures from a headstrong child into a tena ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published September 17th 2001 by University of Georgia Press (first published 1997)
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bookyeti
Nov 02, 2008 bookyeti rated it it was amazing
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Williams delivers a classic of our day!

Williams’ impressive lovable tale — The True and Authentic History of Jenny Dorset: Consisting of a Narrative by a Retainer, Mr. Henry Hawthorne, Along With the History of Two Households, That of Dorset and Smythe: A Novel — is a more enjoyable and descriptive read than its lengthy title. A refreshing medley of life in 18th century Charleston, it is seasoned copiously with charming wit, sprightly comedy, and intriguing memorable characters. A truly captivat
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Kendra
Aug 05, 2008 Kendra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book on a 6-day driving tour from Texas to Iowa, via Wyoming and South Dakota. I finished in in probably 2 days. I loved it! Such rich characters, though they seem unreal. Really, really humorous book!
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One of my favorite books ever. Completely engrossing. Looking up from its pages to the 21st century was startling. Excellent read.
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I fell in love with this book after reading the table of contents. I'm only on page 100 now and it has exceeded my expectations.
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