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The Resource Kelroy, Rebecca Rush ; edited by Betsy Klimasmith

Kelroy, Rebecca Rush ; edited by Betsy Klimasmith

Label
Kelroy
Title
Kelroy
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Rush ; edited by Betsy Klimasmith
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Kelroy, a nearly-forgotten 1812 novel by Rebecca Rush, combines the refinement of the novel of manners with the Gothic novel's hidden evil to tell the story of the star-crossed lovers Emily Hammond and the romantic Kelroy, whose romance is doomed by the machinations of Emily's mother. Set in the elite world of Philadelphia's Atlantic Rim society, Kelroy transcends the genre of sentimental romance to expose the financial pressures that motivate Mrs. Hammond's gambles. As she sacrifices her daughter to maintain the appearance of urbane wealth, Mrs. Hammond emerges as one of the most compellingly detestable figures in early American literature. Appendices include materials on gender, economics, and marriage; games and dancing; and gambling and the lottery in early urban America. A group of illustrations of early-nineteenth-century Philadelphia is also included."--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
813/.2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2737.R63
LC item number
K4 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Broadview editions
Label
Kelroy, Rebecca Rush ; edited by Betsy Klimasmith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-273)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Rebecca Rush : a brief chronology -- A note on the text -- Kelroy -- Appendix A. Early Philadelphia -- Appendix B. Gender, economics, and marriage -- Appendix C. Entertainments in early urban America -- Appendix D. Gambling and the lottery
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781554812004
Lccn
2015298685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)935109155
Label
Kelroy, Rebecca Rush ; edited by Betsy Klimasmith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-273)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Rebecca Rush : a brief chronology -- A note on the text -- Kelroy -- Appendix A. Early Philadelphia -- Appendix B. Gender, economics, and marriage -- Appendix C. Entertainments in early urban America -- Appendix D. Gambling and the lottery
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781554812004
Lccn
2015298685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)935109155

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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