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The female American, or, The adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield

Author: Unca Eliza Winkfield; Michelle Burnham
Publisher: Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, [2001] ©2013
Series: Broadview literary texts.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When it first appeared in 1767, The Female American was called a "sort of second Robinson Crusoe; full of wonders." Indeed, The Female American is an adventure novel about an English protagonist shipwrecked on a deserted isle, where survival requires both individual ingenuity and careful negotiations with visiting local Indians. But what most distinguishes Winkfield's novel is her protagonist, a woman who is of  Read more...
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Winkfield, Unca Eliza.
Female American, or, The adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield.
Peterborough, Ont. : Broadview Press, c2001
(OCoLC)604714741
Named Person: Unca Eliza Winkfield; Unca Eliza Winkfield
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Unca Eliza Winkfield; Michelle Burnham
ISBN: 1551112485 9781551112480
OCLC Number: 44019498
Description: 196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A Note on the Text --
The Female American --
Appendix A: "English" Sources --
1. Aphra Behn --
2. Daniel Defoe --
3. Peter Longueville --
Appendix B: "American" Sources --
1. Thomas Hariot --
2. George Percy --
3. John Smith --
Appendix C: Reviews of The Female American --
1. The Monthly Review --
2. The Critical Review --
Works Cited/Recommended Reading
Series Title: Broadview literary texts.
Other Titles: Adventures of Unca Eliza Winkfield
Responsibility: Anonymous (Unca Eliza Winkfield, pseud.) ; edited by Michelle Burnham.

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When it first appeared in 1767, The Female American was called a "sort of second Robinson Crusoe; full of wonders." Indeed, The Female American is an adventure novel about an English protagonist shipwrecked on a deserted isle, where survival requires both individual ingenuity and careful negotiations with visiting local Indians. But what most distinguishes Winkfield's novel is her protagonist, a woman who is of mixed race. Though the era's popular novels typically featured women in the confining contexts of the home and the bourgeois marriage market, Winkfield's novel portrays an autonomous and mobile heroine living alone in the wilds of the New World, independently interacting with both Native Americans and visiting Europeans. Moreover, The Female American is one of the earliest novelistic efforts to articulate an American identity, and more specifically to investigate what that identity might promise for women.

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