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Foster, Hannah Webster 1759-1840

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Works: 47 works in 244 publications in 6 languages and 5,790 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS715.B6, 813.2
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The coquette by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

34 editions published between 1797 and 2017 in English and Japanese and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of the much-publicized death of a socially elite Connecticut woman after giving birth to a stillborn, illegitimate child at a roadside tavern, Foster's novel highlights the social conditions that lead to the downfall of an otherwise well-educated and socially adept woman. --Wikipedia.com
The coquette, or, The history of Eliza Wharton : a novel, founded on fact by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

83 editions published between 1797 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epistolary novel based on the alleged relationship between Elizabeth Whitman and Pierpont Edwards
The boarding school, or, Lessons of a preceptress to her pupils : consisting of information, instruction, and advice ... by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

49 editions published between 1798 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coquette, and the boarding school : authoritative texts, sources and contexts, criticism by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hannah Webster Foster's two major Early American works with a wealth of primary materials are now available in a Norton Critical Edition. Published anonymously in 1797, Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette grabbed American interest with its ripped-from-the-headlines story of sex and scandal. A steady best seller for decades, the seduction novel was passed down through generations; indeed, its heroine became better known than the book's author. A year later, Foster's lesser-known follow-up, The Boarding School, provided an equally compelling portrait of women at the turn of the nineteenth century in the same epistolary form. Both novels can now be read in conversation with each other in this new Norton Critical Edition based on the respective first edition texts; the author's original spelling, punctuation, and usage are retained while obvious printer's errors are corrected. The texts are joined with a detailed introduction to Foster's legacy and Elizabeth Whitman's life along with explanatory annotations and a note on the text. "Sources and Contexts" unearths a wealth of original material about the environment the works were produced in and the real-life people who inspired them. The three sections, "On Coquetry," "The Life and Death of Elizabeth Whitman," and "The Nineteenth-Century Legacy," include new and corrected transcriptions of Whitman's letters to Ruth and Joel Barlow, an inventory of items found at Whitman's room at her death, popular representations of Elizabeth Whitman, and unauthorized sequels to The Coquette. Seven illustrations, including three of Eliza Wharton, are included to enrich the reading experience. "Criticism" brings together nine diverse contemporary interpretations. Contributors include Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, Claire C. Pettengill, Julia A. Stern, Gillian Brown, Jeffrey H. Richards, and Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, among others. Chronologies of the lives of Hannah Webster Foster and Elizabeth Whitman are included along with a Selected Bibliography."--Publisher's website
The coquette, or, The history of Eliza Wharton ; and, the boarding school, or, Lessons of a preceptress to her pupils by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Webster Foster based The Coquette on the true story of Elizabeth Whitman, an unmarried woman who died in childbirth in New England. Fictionalizing Whitman's experiences in her heroine, Eliza Wharton, Foster created a compelling narrative of seduction that was hugely successful with readers. The Boarding School, a less widely known work by Foster, is an experimental text, part epistolary novel and part conduct book. Together, the novels explore the realities of women's lives in early America. The critical introduction and appendices to this edition, which explore female friendship and the education of women in the novels, frame Foster as more than a purveyor of the sentimental novel, and re-evaluate her placement in American literary history
The coquette; or, The life and letters of Eliza Wharton by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

5 editions published in 1866 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coquette; or, The history of Eliza Wharton a novel; founded on fact by Hannah Webster Foster( )

4 editions published between 1802 and 1811 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The power of sympathy by William Hill Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 1970 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in epistolary form and drawn from actual events, The Power of Sympathy (1789) and The Coquette (1797) were two of the earliest novels published in America. William Hill Brown's The Power of Sympathy reflects eighteenth-century America's preoccupation with the role of women as safekeepers of the country's morality. A novel about the dangers of succumbing to sexual temptations and the rewards of resistance, it was meant to promote women's moral rectitude, and the letters through which the story is told are filled with advice on the proper relationships between the sexes. Like The Power of Sympathy, Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette is concerned with womanly virtue. Eliza Wharton is eager to enjoy a bit of freedom before settling down to domestic life and begins a flirtation with the handsome, rakish Sanford. Their letters trace their relationship from its romantic beginnings to the transgression that inevitably brings their exclusion from proper society. In her Introduction, Carla Mulford discusses the novels' importance in the development of American literature and as vivid reflections of the goal to establish a secure republic built on the virtue of its citizens
The coquette; or, The history of Eliza Wharton, a novel; founded on fact by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

4 editions published between 1831 and 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coquette ; and, the boarding school by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coquette : the history of Eliza Wharton by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the alleged relationship between Elizabeth Whitman and Pierpont Edwards
La coquette : storia di Eliza Wharton by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Coquette; or, the History of Eliza Wharton: a novel; founded on fact. By a Lady of Massachusetts [Hannah Foster].] by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

1 edition published in 1855 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elizabeth Whitman Mystery at the Old Bell Tavern in Danvers. A study of "Eliza Wharton," the heroine of a famous New England romance (The Coquette, by Mrs. Hannah Foster). By Charles Knowles Bolton by Mass.) Peabody Historical Society (Peabody( Book )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julia, and the illuminated baron : a novel founded on recent facts, which have transpired in the course of the late revolution of moral principles in France by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

1 edition published in 1800 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Republikanische Frauen- und Männerbilder in Susanna Rowsons "Charlotte Temple", Hannah W. Fosters "The Coquette" und William Hill Browns "The Power of Sympathy" by Sylvia Schuster( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The coquette, or, The life and letters of Eliza Wharton : a novel by Hannah Webster Foster( Book )

2 editions published in 1828 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Coquette ; or, The History of Eliza Wharton. A Novel, Founded on Fact. By a Lady of Massachussetts by Hannah Webster Foster( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boarding School ; or, Lessons of a Preceptress to Her Pupils ... By a Lady of Massachusetts . . by Hannah Webster Foster( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The coquette
Alternative Names
Anna Webster Foster

Foster, Hannah 1759-1840

Foster, Hannah W.

Foster, John 1759-1840 Mrs

Foster, John, Mrs., 1759-1840

Hannah Webster Foster Amerikaans romanschrijfster (1758-1840)

Hannah Webster Foster écrivaine américaine

Hannah Webster Foster US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Lady of Massachusetts 1759-1840

Webster, Hannah 1759-1840

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