By Catharine Maria Sedgwick
A deluxe Harper Perennial Legacy version, with an advent from Margot Livesey, award-winning and New York Times best-selling writer of The Flight of Gemma Hardy
A compelling old novel of 2 households wrestling with questions of honor, type, loyalty, democracy, and independence in the course of the American Revolution, now on hand in a Harper Perennial smooth Classics Legacy Edition.
In The Linwoods, Catharine Maria Sedgwick illuminates the yank personality and explores problems with civic advantage and nationwide id within the early republic, throughout the lives of 2 households: the Linwoods, dutiful loyalists, and the Lees, passionate revolutionaries.
At the novel’s middle is Isabella Linwood, a shiny and self reliant younger girl who will remodel from a proud Tory to ardent insurgent, not easy not just British rule yet its authorized social, financial, and political associations, together with the aristocracy, slavery, and patriarchal authority.
This Legacy variation encompasses a lush layout and French flaps.
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The imaginative context In the final paragraph of “Loomings,” Ishmael provides one last reason to explain why he goes to sea. This reason is much less tangible than his earlier ones. In the end, he goes because “the great flood-gates of the wonder-world swung open, and in the wild conceits that swayed me to my purpose, two and 24 The Cambridge Introduction to Herman Melville two there floated into my inmost soul, endless processions of the whale, and, midmost of them all, one grand hooded phantom, like a snow hill in the air” (W, VI, p.
Flanerie, phrenology, and physiognomy are all based on the notion that exterior signs enable the observer to discern what lies beneath the surface. Describing a physiognomy manual in Pierre, Aunt Dorothea explains that the book laid down “the strangest and shadowiest rules . . ” While in London, the narrator of “The two temples” encounters a tattered little girl passing out handbills whose “strange skill in physiognomy” allows her to instantly determine that the narrator is penniless (W, VII, p.
Previous observers have hesitated to use the word flaneur when discussing Melville’s work, but the term first entered English usage shortly before Melville turned professional writer, and it appears in the critical discourse before Moby-Dick appeared. The words Ishmael uses to encourage his readers to look around Manhattan reflect the defining activities of the flaneur: “Circumambulate the city of a dreamy Sabbath afternoon. Go from Corlears Hook to Coenties Slip, and from thence, by Whitehall, northward.