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Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806) was an English poet and novelist whose works have been credited with influencing Jane Austen, William Wordsworth and particularly Charles Dickens. She was both a poet and an author whose works fall under the Romantic genre. Smith was interested in social conditions as well as politics, with specific interest in the French Revolution. She

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Published (first published January 1989)
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Nov 12, 2015 Grace Harwood rated it it was amazing
If you’ve ever read Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen, and enjoyed it, then this book is for you. This is something of a precursor to Northanger Abbey (although it’s a lot less comical). That said the first volume does have some typical Smithian wit in it and is really very enjoyable. The scene is thus: “In one of those villages immediately under the ridge of those chalky hills called the South Downs,...” Rosalie (our romantic heroine) grows up with her family, the Lessinghams. Mr Lessingham is a ...more
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Charlotte Turner Smith (4 May 1749 – 28 October 1806) was an English Romantic poet and novelist. She initiated a revival of the English sonnet, helped establish the conventions of Gothic fiction, and wrote political novels of sensibility.

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