夏洛特·坦普尔
Charlotte Temple

  • 作   者:

    苏珊娜·罗森
    Susanna Rowson

  • 出版社:

    外语教学与研究出版社
    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

  • 语   言:

    英文

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苏珊娜‧罗森(Susanna Rowson,约1762-1824)是美国最早的职业小说家之一,她也是女权主义学者发现的独立战争时期有建树的女作家。她撰写了七部小说,包括最畅销的《夏洛特‧坦普尔》(Charlotte Temple,1791),这部小说讲述了一位中产阶层的年轻白人女性遭诱拐而沦落的故事。她描写女权和废奴的主题,并以尊敬的口吻刻画美国印第安人。小说讲述了英国一位15岁高挑优雅的女子夏洛特·坦普尔在一名迷人的士兵约翰·蒙特威尔的引诱下,被带到美国然后又被抛弃、怀孕生子然后病死的故事。夏洛特到达美国后,海军中尉在淫荡好友贝克尔的误导下对夏洛特的忠贞产生怀疑,对夏洛特失去兴趣,便给了这个当时帮助自己引诱夏洛特的好友钱请求贝克尔帮助照顾怀孕的夏洛特而离开了纽约,但是贝克尔并没有给夏洛特金钱上的援助,夏洛特只好找自己在寄宿学校的一个老师玛德墨赛尔帮助自己,曾经玛德墨塞尔帮助蒙特威尔引诱了夏洛特,可是这个已经嫁作人妇成为克雷顿夫人的老师担心自己的行迹败露会被离婚,而拒绝承认自己认识夏洛特,最终夏洛特在贫病交加中生下自己的孩子离开了人世,等到蒙特威尔回到纽约得知贝克尔的所为后,在一场打斗中杀死了贝克尔,随后在懊悔中度过了自己的余生。

小说讲述了英国一位15岁高挑优雅的女子夏洛特·坦普尔在一名迷人的士兵约翰·蒙特威尔的引诱下,被带到美国然后又被抛弃、怀孕生子然后病死的故事。夏洛特到达美国后,海军中尉在淫荡好友贝克尔的误导下对夏洛特的忠贞产生怀疑,对夏洛特失去兴趣,便给了这个当时帮助自己引诱夏洛特的好友钱请求贝克尔帮助照顾怀孕的夏洛特而离开了纽约,但是贝克尔并没有给夏洛特金钱上的援助,夏洛特只好找自己在寄宿学校的一个老师玛德墨赛尔帮助自己,曾经玛德墨塞尔帮助蒙特威尔引诱了夏洛特,可是这个已经嫁作人妇成为克雷顿夫人的老师担心自己的行迹败露会被离婚,而拒绝承认自己认识夏洛特,最终夏洛特在贫病交加中生下自己的孩子离开了人世,等到蒙特威尔回到纽约得知贝克尔的所为后,在一场打斗中杀死了贝克尔,随后在懊悔中度过了自己的余生。

John Montraville, who brings her to America and there abandons her, pregnant and ill. As such, it belongs to the seduction novel genre popular in early American literature. The novel opens upon an unepected encounterr between the British Lieutenant Montraville and Charlotte Temple, a tall, elegant girl og 15. Montraville sets his mind on seducing Charlotte and succeeds with the help of his libertine friend Belcour and Mademoiselle La Rue, a teacher at the boarding school Charlotte attends. Mademoiselle La Rue had herself eloped from a convent with a young officer and "possessed too much of the spirit of intrigue to remain long without adventures." Montraville soon loses interest in the young girl and, being led by Belcour to believe in Charlotte's infidelty towards him, trusts Belcour to take care of Charlotte and the child she expects.

苏珊娜‧罗森(Susanna Rowson,约1762-1824)是美国最早的职业小说家之一,她撰写了七部小说,包括最畅销的《夏洛特‧坦普尔》(Charlotte Temple,1791),这部小说讲述了一位中产阶层的年轻白人女性遭诱拐而沦落的故事。她描写女权和废奴的主题,并以尊敬的口吻刻画美国印第安人。

Susanna Rowson, was a British-American novelist, poet, playwright, religious writer, stage actress, and educator. Rowson was the author of the 1791 novel Charlotte Temple, the most popular best-seller in American literature until Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin was published in 1852.

FOR the perusal of the young and thoughtless of the fair sex, this Tale of Truth is designed; and I could wish my fair readers to consider it as not merely the effusion of Fancy, but as a reality. The circumstances on which I have founded this novel were related to me some little time since by an old lady who had personally known Charlotte, though she concealed the real names of the characters, and likewise the place where the unfortunate scenes were acted: yet as it was impossible to offer a relation to the public in such an imperfect state, I have thrown over the whole a slight veil of fiction, and substituted names and places according to my own fancy. The principal characters in this little tale are now consigned to the silent tomb: it can therefore hurt the feelings of no one; and may, I flatter myself, be of service to some who are so unfortunate as to have neither friends to advise, or understanding to direct them, through the various and unexpected evils that attend a young and unprotected woman in her first entrance into life.

  • PREFACE.

  • CHAPTER I.

  • CHAPTER II.

  • CHAPTER III.

  • CHAPTER IV.

  • CHAPTER V.

  • CHAPTER VI.

  • CHAPTER VII.

  • CHAPTER VIII.

  • CHAPTER IX.

  • CHAPTER X.

  • CHAPTER XI.

  • CHAPTER XII.

  • CHAPTER XIII.

  • CHAPTER XIV.

  • CHAPTER XV.

  • CHAPTER XVI.

  • CHAPTER XVII.

  • CHAPTER XVIII.

  • CHAPTER XIX.

  • CHAPTER XX.

  • CHAPTER XXI.

  • CHAPTER XXII.

  • CHAPTER XXIII.

  • CHAPTER XXIV.

  • CHAPTER XXV.

  • CHAPTER XXVI.

  • CHAPTER XXVII.

  • CHAPTER XXVIII.

  • CHAPTER XXIX.

  • CHAPTER XXX.

  • CHAPTER XXXI.

  • CHAPTER XXXII.

  • CHAPTER XXXIII.

  • CHAPTER XXXIV.

  • CHAPTER XXXV.

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