The Coquette, Or The History of Eliza Wharton

Hannah Webster FOSTER (1758 - 1840)

The classic early American epistolary novel about the seduction and ruin of a passionate young woman. Based on the true story of Elizabeth Whitman, whose lonesome death in childbirth in a Connecticut inn sparked widespread discussion and outrage, the novel went through many editions and innumerable printings in the century after its initial publication in 1797. (Summary by Jon Miller)

Genre(s): Epistolary Fiction, Published before 1800

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction Michele Eaton
00:38:07
Play 01 Letters I through VII Jon Miller
00:26:19
Play 02 Letters VIII through XIV Jon Miller
00:27:13
Play 03 Letters XV through XXIII Jon Miller
00:28:42
Play 04 Letters XXIV through XXIX Lynne T
00:32:18
Play 05 Letters XXX through XXXVII Jennifer Dallman
00:29:45
Play 06 Letters XXXVIII through XL Kari Lynn Hewett
00:27:42
Play 07 Letters XLI through XLIII Jennifer Dallman
00:26:59
Play 08 Letters XLIV through L Michele Eaton
00:22:00
Play 09 Letters LI through LVI Lynne T
00:27:47
Play 10 Letters LVII through LXI Soumen Barua
00:26:48
Play 11 Letters LXII through LXVI Lynne T
00:28:55
Play 12 Letters LXVII through LXIX Lynne T
00:21:53
Play 13 Letters LXX through LXXIV Lynne T
00:27:37