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Catharine Williams (1787-1872) lived such a lot of her existence in Rhode Island, the place she supported herself and her daughter through a efficient literary occupation. Her so much compelling paintings, Fall River, final released in 1833, recreates a infamous incident within the ill-fated city of Fall River, Massachusetts: the trial of a Methodist minister for the homicide of a pregnant mill employee whom it was once suspected he had seduced.
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A footprint materializes mysteriously on a abandoned shore; a massive helmet falls from the sky; a visitor awakens to discover his horse dangling from a church steeple. Eighteenth-century British fiction brims with moments reminiscent of those, during which the prosaic rubs up opposed to the amazing. whereas it's a truism that the period's literature is unusual by way of its realism and air of likelihood, Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of ask yourself argues that ask yourself is necessary to--rather than antithetical to--the constructing innovations of novelistic fiction.
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