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3.53  ·  Rating Details ·  38 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This short, engaging novel by Charlotte Lennox is now available for the first time since its original publication in 1762.
Paperback, 266 pages
Published February 14th 2008 by Broadview Press (first published 1762)
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Sep 28, 2015 Kevin rated it liked it
Shelves: classics, novel
Charlotte Lennox invents the serial novel, and it is nothing like I expected. Sophia feels more like a instructional tale: a series of life lessons in narrative form. Although, it manages some subversion on the seams. It is definitely a text that is better studied than read for entertainment today. That said, much like Henrietta, it is incredibly interesting as a precursor to Jane Austen and as an early example of the English novel.
Apr 14, 2011 Teresa rated it really liked it
This is probably the most straightforward of Lennox's novels, but I rather love it's conventional-ness.
Sep 13, 2014 Sam rated it really liked it
Lennox should have retitled this book Shitty People. I hate all of the central characters.
Jan 21, 2011 Katie rated it really liked it
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.
Sep 11, 2013 Amanda rated it liked it
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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