The Coquette: or, the History of Eliza Wharton

The Coquette: or, the History of Eliza Wharton

Hannah Webster Foster
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Author:  Hannah Webster Foster
Condition:  New
Format:  Paperback
Pages:  192
Publisher:  Dover Publications Inc.
Year:  2015
ISBN:  9780486796192

"Based on the true and tragic story of Eliza Whitman, the subject of America's first tabloid scandal, this 1797 sentimental novel both satirizes and pays homage to its moralistic predecessors. The heroine's dilemma -- a choice between duty, romance, and her personal freedom -- reflects the limited options available to 18th-century women"--