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The emigrants

Author: Gilbert Imlay; W M Verhoeven; Amanda Gilroy
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1998.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The American Gilbert Imlay is known to readers of British Romanticism as the cad who abandoned Mary Wollstonecraft, the founding mother of modern feminism. Few are as well-acquainted with The Emigrants, Imlay's delightful epistolary novel set in the Ohio River Valley of Kentucky, then the American frontier. The Emigrants (1793), one of the first Americna novels, contrasts the rigid political structures of England  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adventure stories
Epistolary fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilbert Imlay; W M Verhoeven; Amanda Gilroy
ISBN: 0140436723 9780140436723
OCLC Number: 37513084
Description: liv, 306 p. : ill., maps : 20 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Gilbert Imlay ; with an introduction and notes by W.M. Verhoeven and Amanda Gilroy.
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"The American Gilbert Imlay is known to readers of British Romanticism as the cad who abandoned Mary Wollstonecraft, the founding mother of modern feminism. Few are as well-acquainted with The Emigrants, Imlay's delightful epistolary novel set in the Ohio River Valley of Kentucky, then the American frontier. The Emigrants (1793), one of the first Americna novels, contrasts the rigid political structures of England with the promise of the American West as a socially just utopia. Its sensational love plots also dramatize the plight of women trapped in degrading marriages, frankly advocating relaxed divorce laws." -- back cover.

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