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by Susanna Rowson, Ed. By Cathy Davidson
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Epitomizing early Victorian morality novels, this story depicts the downfall of a British girl who is seduced, led to America and abandoned. Flo Gibson shows her skill as an excellent vocal dramatist. Her gift for character interpretation brings the reader to an empathetic understanding of Charlotte, her suitor and the complex forces that govern them. Gibson's accents, both British and French, are well done, and her pacing adds clarity to the text. However, the recording volume is low, and the voices seem distant, making listening in the car difficult. J.S.G. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
Oh, my father!" cried Miss Eldridge, tenderly taking his hand, "be not anxious on that account; for daily are my prayers offered to heaven that our lives may terminate at the same instant, and one grave receive us both; for why should I live when deprived of my only friend.
Sparklesoup brings you Susanna Haswell Rowson's classic. This version is printable so you can mark up your copy and link to interesting facts and sites.
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