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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  4 reviews
"The first novel to be written for serial publication by a major female author, Sophia follows the story of two siblings, the virtuous and well-read eponymous heroine and her flighty and coquettish sister. While the latter leads a vapid life in the fashionable world of London, the former flees from a potential seducer to the country, where she pursues true friendship, lear ...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published February 14th 2008 by Broadview Press (first published 1762)
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This is probably the most straightforward of Lennox's novels, but I rather love it's conventional-ness.
Lennox should have retitled this book Shitty People. I hate all of the central characters.
An interesting take on 18th century British feminism. Although moralistic, I enjoyed the lecturing. And Sir Charles is a babe, even if he was a rake.
Sophia cries so much. It was exhausting.
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Charlotte Ramsay Lennox (born: c. 1730) was a British author and poet of the 18th century. She is most famous now as the author of The Female Quixote and for her association with Samuel Johnson, Joshua Reynolds, and Samuel Richardson, but she had a long career and wrote poetry, prose, and drama.
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The Female Quixote: or, the Adventures of Arabella Henrietta Euphemia The Life of Harriot Stuart Written by Herself Shakespear (Volume 1); Or the Novels and Histories, on Which the Plays of Shakespear Are Founded, . Collected and Translated from the Original

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