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Bedford Anthology of American Literature, 2e V1 and Charlotte Temple

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ISBN-10: 1457666421

ISBN-13: 9781457666421

Edition: 2nd 2014

Authors: Susan Belasco, Linck Johnson, Susanna Rowson, Pattie Cowell

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List price: $87.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/12/2013
Binding: Mixed Media
Size: 6.98" wide x 9.10" long x 2.08" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Born in Portsmouth, England, Susanna Haswell Rowson distinguished herself in the American colonies as an author, actress, musician, educator, journalist, and public personality. Rowson's mother, Susanna Musgrave Haswell, died in childbirth, and subsequently the not yet five-year-old Rowson accompanied her father, William Haswell, to Massachusetts. As a British Loyalist, Haswell did not fare well in the revolutionary milieu of the colonies; he was imprisoned and ultimately deported. By her eighteenth birthday, Rowson had endured sufficient trauma---death, poverty, war, and prolonged and difficult travels---to support a host of novels. Upon her return to England, Susanna Rowson worked briefly…