Race in Romantic Reformist Fiction: A Checklist

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Race in Romantic Reformist Fiction: A Checklist

A. A. Markley, Penn State University Brandywine


The African and the Creole

Life in the West Indies:

Anonymous, The Excursion of Osman (1792)

Robert Bage, Man As He Is (1792)

Anna Maria Mackenzie, Slavery: or, the Times (1792)

Anonymous, Henry Willoughby (1798)

Charlotte Smith, "The Story of Henrietta," The Letters of a Solitary Wanderer (1800)

John Thelwall, The Daughter of Adoption (1801)

Ameliorative Treatments:

Maria Edgeworth, "The Grateful Negro," Popular Tales (1804)

Thomas Holcroft, Memoirs of Bryan Perdue (1805)

Africans in England/Europe:

Anna Maria Mackenzie, Slavery: or, the Times (1792)

William Godwin, St Leon (1799)

Maria Edgeworth, Belinda (1801)

Amelia Opie, Adeline Mowbray, or The Mother and Daughter (1804)

The Jew in Britain

Stereotypical Treatments:

Charlotte Smith, The Old Manor House (1793), The Young Philosopher (1798)

Thomas Holcroft, The Adventures of Hugh Trevor (1794-1797)

Maria Edgeworth, Belinda (1801), The Absentee (1812)

Challenges to the Stereotype:

George Walker, Theodore Cyphon; or The Benevolent Jew (1796)

William Godwin, St Leon (1799)

Maria Edgeworth, Harrington (1817)

Walter Scott, Ivanhoe (1819)

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Published @ RC

August 2008

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