The Coquette

The Coquette

Author: Hannah W. Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199840380

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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The Coquette tells the much-publicized story of the seduction and death of Elizabeth Whitman, a poet from Hartford, Connecticut. Written as a series of letters--between the heroine and her friends and lovers--it describes her long, tortuous courtship by two men, neither of whom perfectly suits her. Eliza Wharton (as Whitman is called in the novel) wavers between Major Sanford, a charming but insincere man, and the Reverend Boyer, a bore who wants to marry her. When, in her mid-30s, Wharton finds herself suddenly abandoned when both men marry other women, she willfully enters into an adulterous relationship with Sanford and becomes pregnant. Alone and dejected, she dies in childbirth at a roadside inn. Eliza Wharton, whose real-life counterpart was distantly related to Hannah Foster's husband, was one of the first women in American fiction to emerge as a real person facing a dilemma in her life. In her Introduction, Davidson discusses the parallels between Elizabeth Whitman and the fictional Eliza Wharton. She shows the limitations placed on women in the 18th century and the attempts of one woman to rebel against those limitations.
The Coquette
Language: en
Pages: 134
Authors: Hannah Foster
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-08 - Publisher: CreateSpace

The Coquette - The History of Eliza Wharton - A Novel: Founded on Fact by a Lady of Massachusetts by Hannah Webster Foster - The story is about Eliza Wharton, the daughter of a clergyman. At the beginning of the novel she has just been released from an unwanted marriage
The Coquette
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Hannah W. Foster
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987-02-19 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The Coquette tells the much-publicized story of the seduction and death of Elizabeth Whitman, a poet from Hartford, Connecticut. Written as a series of letters--between the heroine and her friends and lovers--it describes her long, tortuous courtship by two men, neither of whom perfectly suits her. Eliza Wharton (as Whitman
Refiguring the Coquette
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: Adjunct Assistant Professor Shelley King, Shelley King, Yaël Rachel Schlick
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Associated University Presse

This is a collection of nine original essays selected and edited with a twofold aim: to establish the parameters of coquetry as it was defined and represented in the long eighteenth century, and to reconsider this traditional figure in light of recent work in cultural and gender studies. The essays
Power of Sympathy and the Coquette
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: William H. Brown, Hannah Foster
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1970 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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The Coquette and The Boarding School
Language: en
Pages: 356
Authors: Hannah Webster Foster
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-14 - Publisher: Broadview Press

Hannah Webster Foster based The Coquette on the true story of Elizabeth Whitman, an unmarried woman who died in childbirth in New England. Fictionalizing Whitman’s experiences in her heroine, Eliza Wharton, Foster created a compelling narrative of seduction that was hugely successful with readers. The Boarding School, a less widely