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  • Published: 15 May 2004
  • ISBN: 9780812971217
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $26.99

Charlotte Temple


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Susanna Rowson's best known work, CHARLOTTE TEMPLE is the story of an innocent British schoolgirl who follows the
advice of Mademoiselle La Rue, her immoral French teacher. Lured to America and seduced by an English lieutenant named
I Montraville who has promised her true love and marriage, Charlotte abandons her adoring parents and makes the sea voyage to
I New York. Discarded by Montraville, who promptly falls in love with a wealthy young American, Charlotte must fend off the
advances of Montraville's ruthless comrade, Belcour. Pregnant with Montraville's illegitimate child. Charlotte is unable to save
herself from poverty and ruin. Briefly reunited with her father, Charlotte gives birth to a baby girl and dies in her father's arms.

  • Pub date: 15 May 2004
  • ISBN: 9780812971217
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • RRP: $26.99

About the Author

Susanna Rowson

Susanna Rowson (1762-1824), novelist, playwright actress and educator, was born in Portsmouth, England. Her mother died when she was an infant. She was raised in New England by her father, a Bri ish Navy man. During the Revolutionary war, Susanna's family was held captive for three years until they were sent back to England in a prisoner exchange. Susanna married an English actor and stagehand, William Rowson, and they relocated to Philadelphia, and then Boston, to work in the thea- ter. Susanna retired from the stage in 1797 to write novels, and to run a Young Ladies' Academy. In addition to Charlotte Temple (1791) and the sequel, Charlotte's Daughter; or. The Three Orphans (published posthumously in 1828), Rowson wrote several novels and dramatic works, as well as educa- tional tracts that she created for her young pupils.


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