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Kelroy Rebecca Bush

Kelroy By Rebecca Bush

Kelroy by Rebecca Bush


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Summary

A nearly-forgotten novel by Rebecca Rush, Kelroy combines the refinement of the novel of manners with the Gothic novel's hidden evil to tell the story of the star-crossed lovers Emily Hammond and the romantic Kelroy. Appendices include materials on gender, economics, and marriage; games and dancing; and gambling and the lottery in early urban America.

Kelroy Summary

Kelroy by Rebecca Bush

Kelroy, a nearly-forgotten 1812 novel by Rebecca Rush, combines the refinement of the novel of manners with the Gothic novel's hidden evil to tell the story of the star-crossed lovers Emily Hammond and the romantic Kelroy, whose romance is doomed by the machinations of Emily's mother. Set in the elite world of Philadelphia's Atlantic Rim society, Kelroy transcends the genre of sentimental romance to expose the financial pressures that motivate Mrs. Hammond's gambles. As she sacrifices her daughter to maintain the appearance of urbane wealth, Mrs. Hammond emerges as one of the most compellingly detestable figures in early American literature.

Appendices include materials on gender, economics, and marriage; games and dancing; and gambling and the lottery in early urban America. A group of illustrations of early-nineteenth-century Philadelphia is also included.

About Rebecca Bush

Betsy Klimasmith is Associate Professor of English and Director, M.A. Program in English, University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA. She is the Associate Editor of the New England Quarterly.

Additional information

GOR011728827
9781554812004
1554812003
Kelroy by Rebecca Bush
Used - Like New
Paperback
Broadview Press Ltd
20160502
280
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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