Hope Leslie: Or, Early Times In The Massachusetts by Catharine Maria SedgwickHope Leslie: Or, Early Times In The Massachusetts by Catharine Maria Sedgwick

Hope Leslie: Or, Early Times In The Massachusetts

byCatharine Maria SedgwickIntroduction byCarolyn L. KarcherNotes byCarolyn L. Karcher

Paperback | November 15, 1998

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Set in seventeenth-century New England in the aftermath of the Pequod War, Hope Leslie not only chronicles the role of women in building the republic but also refocuses the emergent national literature on the lives, domestic mores, and values of American women.

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Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867) was one of the first American women authors to gain prominence. She was born in Massachusetts, where she set several of her works. She published six novels and later wrote on domestic and social issues.
Title:Hope Leslie: Or, Early Times In The MassachusettsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 7.67 × 5.05 × 0.75 inPublished:November 15, 1998Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140436766

ISBN - 13:9780140436761

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18


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Set in seventeenth-century New England, Hope Leslie (1827) is a rich, fast-paced frontier romance, complete with bloody massacres, daring prison escapes, and alliances that violate the strictures of both white and Indian societies. A counterpoint to the novels of James Fenimore Cooper, it is also a revolutionary portrait of early American life, one that challenges the conventional view of Indians, tackles interracial marriage and cross-cultural friendship, and, most strikingly, claims for women their rightful place in our nation's history.At the center of the novel are two friends whose actions and attitudes illustrate female strengths and values. Hope Leslie, a spirited thinker in a repressive Puritan society, fights for justice for the Indians and asserts the equality of the sexes by defying the patriarchs and choosing her own husband. Magawisca, the daughter of a Pequot chief, braves her father's wrath to save a white man and risks her freedom to reunite Hope with her sister, who as a child was captured by the Pequots and has chosen to remain with them.Th