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The Coquette, Or The History of Eliza Wharton

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(4,375 Sterne; 4 Bewertungen)

The classic early American epistolary novel about the seduction and ruin of a passionate young woman. Based on the true story of Elizabeth Whitman, whose lonesome death in childbirth in a Connecticut inn sparked widespread discussion and outrage, the novel went through many editions and innumerable printings in the century after its initial publication in 1797. (Summary by Jon Miller) (6 hr 32 min)

Chapters

Introduction

38:07

Read by Michele Eaton

Letters I through VII

26:19

Read by Jon Miller

Letters VIII through XIV

27:13

Read by Jon Miller

Letters XV through XXIII

28:42

Read by Jon Miller

Letters XXIV through XXIX

32:18

Read by Lynne T

Letters XXX through XXXVII

29:45

Read by Jennifer Dallman

Letters XXXVIII through XL

27:42

Read by Kari Lynn Hewett

Letters XLI through XLIII

26:59

Read by Jennifer Dallman

Letters XLIV through L

22:00

Read by Michele Eaton

Letters LI through LVI

27:47

Read by Lynne T

Letters LVII through LXI

26:48

Read by Soumen Barua

Letters LXII through LXVI

28:55

Read by Lynne T

Letters LXVII through LXIX

21:53

Read by Lynne T

Letters LXX through LXXIV

27:37

Read by Lynne T

Bewertungen

(3,5 Sterne)

Familiar theme. The rake and the virgin. Not much character development so not much sympathy. Inferior take-off of Richardson's masterpiece Clarissa Marlowe. Readers uniformly good. Always a treat to hear Lynne Thompson. Her style is elegant and hypnotic. I give it ***1/2 stars. I give her ***** stars