A critique of the treatment of women in eighteenth-century society, the novel was inspired in part by the partnership between the Romantic writers Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. The appendices include contemporary reviews and material expanding on the novel's themes of colonialism, women's education, marriage, and the tension between feeling and reason. It is the only stand-alone edition available (see Competition). It is edited and comes with an excellent introduction by a well-known Romanticist.
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 329 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm
"Anne McWhir's new edition of Amelia Opie's Adeline Mowbray deftly positions the text in its larger cultural and global context. It also pays notable attention to the author's revisions of the text over the course of the nineteenth century, thus leading us to consider the ways in which conventions associated with the Victorian novel evolve out of Romantic-era fiction." -- Roxanne Eberle, University of Georgia
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