Hope Leslie; or, Early Times in the Massachusetts. WOMEN, Catharine Maria SEDGWICK.

Hope Leslie; or, Early Times in the Massachusetts

New-York: White, Gallaher, and White, 1827. First Edition. Historical novel set in 17th century Massachusetts during the Pequod War. The novel, an early example of "female storytelling," argues that the surrounding "wilderness gives rise not to antisocial individualism but to strong female communities enjoyed by the readers of characters in domestic fiction" (Christopher Castiglia, "Bound and Determined" (1996), p. 165), the community in this case comprised of both white and Native American women. BAL 17342; SABIN 28775; SHAW & SHOEMAKER 30564; WRIGHT I 2348. 12mo (18cm.); contemporary half red morocco over marbled boards; vii,[2],14-279; 206pp. Boards scuffed, binding recased with new endpapers and spines rebacked to style, some foxing throughout, Vol. 1, pp. [13]/14 torn and resewn by a contemporary owner, else a Very Good, sturdy set.

Price: $650.00

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