Charlotte Temple

Susanna ROWSON (1762 - 1824)

Charlotte Temple, a cautionary tale for young women, follows the unfortunate adventures of the eponymous heroine as she is seduced by a dashing soldier, Montraville. Influenced by both her lover and an unruly teacher at her boarding school, she is persuaded to run away to America, where she is eventually abandoned by Montraville after he becomes bored, leaving her alone and pregnant. First published in England in 1791, it went on to become America's bestselling novel, only being ousted by Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin. (Summary by BumbleVee)

Genre(s): Romance

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 00 - Preface Elizabeth Klett
00:03:21
Play 01 01 - A Boarding School Elizabeth Klett
00:05:43
Play 02 02 - Domestic Concerns Elizabeth Klett
00:07:19
Play 03 03 - Unexpected Misfortunes Richard Kilmer
00:09:48
Play 04 04 - Change of Fortune Richard Kilmer
00:10:19
Play 05 05 - Such Things Are Richard Kilmer
00:07:25
Play 06 06 - An Intriguing Teacher Richard Kilmer
00:08:10
Play 07 07 - Natural Sense of Propriety Richard Kilmer
00:08:28
Play 08 08 - Domestic Pleasures Planned Richard Kilmer
00:08:13
Play 09 09 - We Know Not What a Day May Bring Forth sbburke
00:08:22
Play 10 10 - When We Have Excited Curiosity sbburke
00:06:13
Play 11 11 - Conflict of Duty sbburke
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Play 12 12 - Nature's, Last, Best Gift sbburke
00:08:27
Play 13 13 - Cruel Disappointment sbburke
00:09:00
Play 14 14 - Maternal Sorrow sbburke
00:08:07
Play 15 15 - Embarkation sbburke
00:06:12
Play 16 16 - Necessary Digression sbburke
00:07:23
Play 17 17 - A Wedding sbburke
00:07:37
Play 18 18 - Reflections Jill Preston
00:09:13
Play 19 19 - A Mistake Discovered Jill Preston
00:07:49
Play 20 20 - A Chapter of Accidents Jill Preston
00:10:38
Play 21 21 - Teach Me to Feel Another's Woe Jill Preston
00:06:30
Play 22 22 - Sorrows of the Heart Jill Preston
00:08:46
Play 23 23 - A Man May Smile, and Be a Villain Jill Preston
00:07:14
Play 24 24 - Mystery Developed sbburke
00:11:09
Play 25 25 - Reception of a Letter sbburke
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Play 26 26 - What Might Be Expected sbburke
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Play 27 27 - Pensive She Mourn'd sbburke
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Play 28 28 - A Trifling Retrospect sbburke
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Play 29 29 - We Go Forward Again sbburke
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Play 30 30 - And What is Friendship But a Name sbburke
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Play 31 31 - Subject Continued sbburke
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Play 32 32 - Reasons Why and Wherefore sbburke
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Play 33 33 - Which People Void of Feeling Need Not Read sbburke
00:10:36
Play 34 34 - Retribution sbburke
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Play 35 35 - Conclusion sbburke
00:04:32