Rosella, or Modern Occurrences : by Mary Charlton book cover
1st Edition

Rosella, or Modern Occurrences
by Mary Charlton

Edited By

Natalie Neill

  • Available for pre-order on May 30, 2023. Item will ship after June 20, 2023
ISBN 9781032007724
June 20, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
404 Pages

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Book Description

Mary Charlton's 1799 Rosella, or Modern Occurrences is a fascinating novel that brokers between conservative and feminist ideas, humour and horror, and indulgence in and ridicule of sentimental tropes. Written in imitation of Cervantes’s Don Quixote (1615) and Lennox’s The Female Quixote (1752), Rosella belongs to a large class of comic works in which female readers and novelists are satirized. This edition not only addresses the gap in knowledge about Charlton’s work, but will be of particular interest to scholars working on the Romantic literary market of the 1790s, especially Minerva Press publications. The book engages with many of the themes explored in eighteenth-century and Romantic literature, from women’s writing and female education to popular fiction and sensibility. Accompanied by a new introduction by Professor Natalie Neill, this title will be of great interest to students and scholars of literary history.

Table of Contents

Series Preface



Note on the Text

Rosella, or Modern Occurrences

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III

Volume IV


Glossary of Repeated Terms

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Natalie Neill is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, at York University (Toronto, Ontario, Canada). Her research interests include Romantic literature, Gothic parody, and female authorship.