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ENG 330.01 American Literature (Lisa Smith): Home

Resources for your survey of American literature

The Coquette

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In 1797, Hannah Webster Foster (1758-1840), wife of a Brighton Reverend, published the first novel written by an American-born woman, The Coquette, or the history of Eliza Wharton, which was based on the life of the poet Eliza Whitman (1752- 1788).

"Peabody: The Coquette" Literary Map. Massachusetts Center for the Book, 12 Nov. 2007.  Web. 1 May 2014.

Online Books

Researching American Authors and Their Works

Researching Comic Books

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Comics Databases and Web Sites


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Emphasizes the distinctive character of the American literary imagination through a study of major American writers and their work.