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Fletcher, Loraine

Works: 6 works in 46 publications in 2 languages and 860 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Gothic fiction  Feminist fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR3688.S4, 823.6
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Publications about Loraine Fletcher
Publications by Loraine Fletcher
Most widely held works by Loraine Fletcher
Charlotte Smith : a critical biography by Loraine Fletcher( Book )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 394 libraries worldwide
Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806) was born into the landed gentry and married off at 15, on the insistence of a hostile stepmother, to a wastrel from a West Indian family whose money came from the slave trade. When her husband's fecklessness forced her to support herself and their nine surviving children alone, she at once became a celebrated poet and novelist. Writing at the time of the French Revolution, she wanted change in England too and commented sharply on the injustice of England's class system, on the legalized looting of Empire and the legal prostitution of arranged marriages. Her Elegiac Sonnets with their lonely landscapes greatly influenced William Wordsworth, while Jane Austen devoured her satirical fiction and adapted her plots and settings for novels of her own. Her personality comes across vividly from her letters, published here for the first time, and from Loraine Fletcher's sympathetic, scholarly narrative
Emmeline: the orphan of the castle by Charlotte Smith( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
"The plot of Charlotte Smith's autobiographical first novel Emmeline (1788) includes the expected 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." "This Broadview edition includes primary source material relating to the novel's reception; women, marriage, and work; and landscape in eighteenth-century fiction. Mary Hays's biographical writing on Smith is also included, as is selected correspondence."--Jacket
Celestina by Charlotte Smith( Book )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
"Published here for the first time in a modern edition, Charlotte Smith's third novel is both rivetingly plotted and unique for its time in its powerful depiction of a gifted Romantic woman poet. The novel's heroine, Celestina, abandoned as a child in a French convent, becomes an independent, witty, and accomplished elegiac poet who, in a reversal of the usual pattern of the courtship novel, acts as a mentor to several men in her life. Written at the beginning of the French Revolution, Smith's novel depicts characters challenging both corrupt authority and conventional morality, exemplifying her hope that English society was on the verge of a great change for the better."
Satire and sensibility in the novels of Charlotte Smith (1749-1806) by Loraine Fletcher( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Four Jacobin women novelists by Loraine Fletcher( Article )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Great expectations : rank and inheritance in the novels of Susan Ferrier, 1782-1854 by Loraine Fletcher( Archival Material )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
English (44)
Spanish (1)
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