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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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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.
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.More about Charlotte Lennox...