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Description: Desmond is a political novel about the French Revolution. It is Charlotte Smith’s only epistolary work, and it is her most politically radical piece. Written in response to Edmund Burke’s Reflections on the Revolution in France, Smith’s Desmond fuses political discussion with romance, social satire and a suspenseful plot revolving around a liberal hero desperately in love with a woman who is married to a drunken anti-revolutionary. Whereas Burke represented the French Revolution as a sentimental drama, Smith draws out the parallel between political and domestic tyranny to show how the disenfranchisement of British women under eighteenth-century common law resembled the political tyranny of the French absolutist monarchy.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Broadview Press
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Antje Blank is Research Fellow in the Department of English at the University of Aberdeen.
|Charlotte Smith: A Brief Chronology|
|Works by Charlotte Smith|
|A Note on the Text|
|Extract from Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France|
|Extract from Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Men|
|Extract from Helen Maria Williams, Letters from France|
|Charlotte Smith, The Emigrants|
|Charlotte Smith, Letters to Joseph Cooper Walker and Joel Barlow|