Adeline Mowbray: Or The Mother and Daughter - Broadview Editions (Paperback)
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Adeline Mowbray: Or The Mother and Daughter - Broadview Editions (Paperback)

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Paperback 356 Pages / Published: 30/01/2010
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Powerful and complex, this novel touches on issues of race, gender roles, and women's education in the late eighteenth century. Adeline Mowbray tells a story of desire, transgression, and remorse over the lives of a mother and daughter. As the subtitle suggests, this novel begins and ends with the relationship between Adeline and her intellectual, experimental mother, Editha, but encompasses almost every other human relationship in the long journey between their rift and their reconciliation. Pursued and exploited by the same two men, Editha and Adeline are estranged from each other by jealousy and deceit, but finally reunited.

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
ISBN: 9781551114521
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 329 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"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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