Tabitha Tenney

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Standard Name: Tenney, Tabitha
Married Name: Tabitha Tenney
Pseudonym: A Lady
TT , who lived in New England through the time of the American Revolution, published in 1799 (perhaps) and 1801, and lived for another thirty-six years apparently without further writerly activity, was the certain author of a fascinating novel about a woman led astray by her novel-reading, and the probable compiler of a pedagogic anthology.
Frontispiece of Boston edition, 1825, vol. 1, of "Female Quixotism; Or, the Romantic Opinions and Extravagant Adventures of  Dorcasina Sheldon" by Tabitha Tenney, first published in ?1799. The title appears, abbreviated, over a scene of four women registering horror at a male figure sitting under a tree.
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Intertextuality and Influence Charlotte Lennox
The work began a whole genre of Quixote novels, of which the first seems to be The Spiritual Quixote, published by December 1754 (not Richard Graves 's work of that title, but a book...
Textual Features Amelia Opie
Adeline's mother, Mrs Mowbray, is a widowed spoiled child of rich parents.
Opie, Amelia. Adeline Mowbray. King, Shelley and John B. PierceEditors , Oxford University Press, 1999.
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Having been hailed in her youth as a genius above the usual employments of her sex,
Opie, Amelia. Adeline Mowbray. King, Shelley and John B. PierceEditors , Oxford University Press, 1999.
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she has developed into a...

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