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Smith, Charlotte 1749-1806

Overview
Works: 743 works in 2,572 publications in 4 languages and 31,898 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Feminist fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Gothic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Dubious author, Attributed name, Correspondent
Classifications: PR3688.S4, 823.6
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Most widely held works about Charlotte Smith
 
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Elegiac sonnets by Charlotte Smith( )

184 editions published between 1786 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The old manor house by Charlotte Smith( Book )

132 editions published between 1793 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Old Manor House (1794), Charlotte Smith combines elements of the romance, the Gothic, recent history, and culture to produce both a social document and a compelling novel. A "property romance," the love story of Orlando and Monimia revolves around the Manor House as inheritable property. In situating their romance as dependent on the whims of property owners, Smith critiques a society in love with money at the expense of its most vulnerable members, the dispossessed
Emmeline: the orphan of the castle by Charlotte Smith( Book )

107 editions published between 1788 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot of Charlotte Smith's autobiographical first novel Emmeline (1788) includes the usual thrills of the eighteenth-century courtship novel: abduction, duels, and a "fairy tale princess." At the same time, the novel satirically reworks such literary conventions by focusing on the dangers of early engagement and marriage, and challenges a social and legal system in which women are inherently illegitimate subjects
The collected letters of Charlotte Smith by Charlotte Smith( )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Charlotte Smith's biography, her sister Catherine Ann Dorset reported that "Mrs. Smith left no posthumous works whatsoever. The sweepings of her closet were, without exception, committed to the flames." Despite her family's diligence in destroying her papers, nearly five hundred of Smith's letters survived in twenty-two libraries, archives, and private collections. The present edition makes available most of these previously unpublished letters to publishers, patrons, solicitors, relatives, and friends." "One of the most popular poets of her time, Charlotte Smith revived the sonnet form in England, influencing Wordsworth and Keats. Equally popular as a novelist, she experimented with many genres, and even her children's books were highly regarded by her contemporaries. Smith conducted her public life in the face of profound personal troubles. With little support beyond her wits and her unwavering will, she almost single-handedly provided for a large family. The letters yield a wealth of hitherto unknown facts about her miserable failed marriage, her poor health, her poverty, and her twelve children's lives, marriages, and deaths. Her letters enlarge our understanding of her literary achievement, for they show the private world of spirit, determination, anger, and sorrow in which she wrote." "Covering Smith's entire career from 1784 to 1806, the letters also provide new details on the publication of all but two of her twenty-two titles. Smith reveals her customary approaches to composing, dealing with publishers, and exploring new ideas for marketable books. Through correspondence with literary supporters such as William Hayley and aristocratic patrons such as the duchess of Devonshire and the earl of Egremont, the letters also shed light on women and patronage in the late eighteenth century." "As this volume was going to press, the Petworth House Archives turned up fifty-six additional lost letters not seen in at least one hundred years. Most are from Smith's early career, along with two letters to her troublesome husband, Benjamin. The archives also preserved fifty letters by Benjamin, the only ones by him known to have survived. Two letters from Benjamin to Charlotte are reprinted in full, and generous excerpts from the rest are included in footnotes, bringing a shadowy figure to life."--Jacket
The young philosopher by Charlotte Smith( )

15 editions published between 1798 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Young Philosopher, George Delmont embraces an agrarian life and devotes himself to the pursuit of knowledge. But it is George's love Medora Glenmorris and her mother Laura who provide the emotional core of the novel. Contrasting the pain and suffering of individuals with the idealism of the French Revolution and the hope provided by glimpses of life in America, Smith exposes philosophical enlightenment as an ineffective weapon for fighting the widespread corruption of English society. The early novels of Charlotte Smith (1749-1806) were precursors of the gothic tradition that came to d
What is she? : a comedy, in five acts, as performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden by Charlotte Turner Smith( )

31 editions published between 1799 and 2018 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poems of Charlotte Smith by Charlotte Smith( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desmond by Charlotte Smith( Book )

45 editions published between 1792 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montalbert : a novel by Charlotte Smith( )

36 editions published between 1795 and 1999 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wanderings of Warwick by Charlotte Smith( )

48 editions published between 1794 and 2018 in English and German and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rural walks: in dialogues : Intended for the use of young persons. By Charlotte Smith. In two volumes. by Charlotte Turner Smith( )

24 editions published between 1795 and 1800 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young philosopher: a novel : In four volumes. By Charlotte Smith. by Charlotte Smith( )

22 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethelinde : or The recluse of the lake by Charlotte Smith( )

30 editions published between 1789 and 2016 in English and French and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ethelinde, or The Recluse of the Lake is the story of the trials and tribulations of the lovely orphan Ethelinde, beloved both by the brave but impecunious Montgomery and by her guardian, the unhappily married Sir Edward Newenden, and pursued by the villainous schemes of the rake Davenant. Can the virtuous heroine overcome the obstacles that separate her and Montgomery, or will she fall victim to the snares laid for her by her enemies?"--Back cover
Marchmont by Charlotte Smith( )

24 editions published between 1796 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celestina by Charlotte Smith( Book )

26 editions published between 1791 and 2013 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Broadview edition includes a critical introduction and primary source material relating to the novel's reception, its political contexts (writings by Reverend Richard Price, Edmund Burke, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Thomas Paine), and the author's life."--Jacket
Ethelinde : or the recluse of the lake. By Charlotte Smith. In five volumes. by Charlotte Smith( )

16 editions published between 1789 and 1790 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desmond : a novel, in three volumes. By Charlotte Smith. by Charlotte Smith( )

18 editions published in 1792 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celestina : a novel. In four volumes. By Charlotte Smith. by Charlotte Smith( )

15 editions published in 1791 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rambles farther : a continuation of rural walks : in dialogues intended for the use of young persons by Charlotte Smith( )

26 editions published between 1796 and 1800 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Smith : major poetic works by Charlotte Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Immensely popular with contemporary readers, Smith's major poetic works are foundational poetic texts of the Romantic period. Smith's innovations in poetic form have also placed her at the forefront of twenty-first century scholarship on the period. This edition presents her three major poetic works - Elegiac Sonnets (1784-1800), The Emigrants (1793), and Beachy Head (1807). They also remain major texts for thinking through such questions as the relationship between public and private; the ethical treatment of refugees and other persecuted people; the position of women in a patriarchal society; and the usefulness of science as a way of making sense of a complex and ever-changing world. This Broadview edition includes a new critical introduction which takes into account the developments in scholarship on Smith's work and women's writing over the past three decades, and it provides readers with a wealth of contextual material for understanding the writer and the social and literary environment within which she wrote, including key works by her precursors and contemporaries, selections from her letters, and reviews of her poetry."--
 
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The collected letters of Charlotte Smith
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The old manor houseEmmeline: the orphan of the castleThe collected letters of Charlotte SmithThe young philosopherThe poems of Charlotte SmithDesmondEthelinde : or The recluse of the lakeMarchmontCelestina
Alternative Names
Charlotte Turner Smith britisk skribent og poet

Charlotte Turner Smith Brits dichteres (1749-1806)

Charlotte Turner Smith brittisk författare och poet

Charlotte Turner Smith englische Schriftstellerin, Dichterin und Übersetzerin

Charlotte Turner Smith femme de lettres anglaise

Charlotte Turner Smith poetessa e scrittrice inglese

Smith Charlotte

Smith, Charlotte 1749-1806

Smith, Charlotte T. 1749-1806

Smith, Charlotte Turner

Smith Charlotte Turner 1749-1806

Smith, Charlotte Turner, Mrs., 1749-1806

Smith-Turner, Charlotte 1749-1806

Turner, Charlotte 1749-1806

Turner Smith, Charlotte 1749-1806

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Languages
English (889)

French (16)

German (7)

Irish (2)