The Emigrants

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Penguin, 1998 - Fiction - 306 pages
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Imlay's delightful epistolary adventure of 1793, set on the American frontier, was one of the first American novels. The trials of an emigrant family in the Ohio River Valley of Kentucky contrast the decadence of Europe with the utopian promise of the American West. Its sensational love plots also dramatize the novel's surprising feminist allegiances.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
v
Introduction
ix
Suggestions for Further Reading
li
A Note on the Text
lvii
THE EMIGRANTS c or the History of an Expatriated Manners Drawn from Real Characters Written in America
lxi
Explanatory Notes
257
Glossary
305
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Gilbert was born in New Jersey.

Amanda Gilroy is Lecturer in English at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

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