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Nicola Field:Charlotte Nooth

Primary Sources

Nooth, Charlotte, Original Poems, and a Play, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1815. (Transcript from Brown University Women Writers Project) A collection of Nooth's original poetry, plus translations from the French, Spanish and Italian. Also contains Nooth's play, Clara; or the Nuns of Charity, based on the novel Siege de Rochelle, by Madame Genlis. Nooth, Charlotte, Eglantine; or the Family of Fortescue, London: Sherwood, Neely, & Jones, 1816. See plot synopsis.



Augustan Review, vol. 1, (August 1815), pp376-80: A review of Original Poems and a Play.

Augustan Review, vol. 3, (October 1816), pp362-366: A review of Eglantine.

Critical Review, s5, vol. 4, (September 1816), p318: A review of Eglantine.

Monthly Review, ns, vol. 83, (May 1817), p99: A review of Eglantine.


Secondary Sources


Allibone S A, A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors Living and Deceased. From the Earliest Accounts to the Latter Half of the Nineteenth Century, London: Lippencott, 1885.

Besser G R, Germaine de Stael Revisited, New York: Twayne Publishers, 1994.

Provides useful commentary and criticism on all of Stael's major texts.

Crowdy S Walter E, Longmans English Dictionary, Harlow: Longman, (1989) 1990.

Figes E, Sex and Subterfuge: Women Writers to 1850, London: MacMillan, 1982.

Examines the many problems specifically endured by female writers during the period 1770-1850. Such problems included finding an appropriate structure for their novels, avoiding criticism of their work as second-rate and harmful to their readership, and dealing with the restrictions placed upon them due to the limitations of women's lives.

Garland H Garland M (eds), The Oxford Companion to German Literature, Oxford: Oxford University Press, (1976) 1993.

Useful for its commentary on Goethe's Werther.

Gutwirth M, A. Goldberger and K Szmurlo, Germaine de Stael: Crossing the Boarders, New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1991.

Helpful for its account of Stael's first description of Corinne.

Harvey, P and J.E. Heseltine, The Oxford Companion to French Literature, London: Oxford University Press, 1959.

Contains brief summary of Stael's life and major works.

Howatson, M C (ed), The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Contains a detailed biographical sketch of Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Spencer, J, The Rise of the Woman Novelist: From Aphra Behn to Jane Austen, Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1986.

Discusses the development of women's writing during the eighteenth century. In particular it looks in detail at the various forms of novel adopted by women during this period.

Spencer, J, '"Of use to her Daughter": Maternal Authority and Early Women Novelists' in Living by the Pen: Early British Women Writers, (ed) D. Spender, New York: Teachers College Press, 1992.

Explains how female novelists of the late 1700's/early 1800's used the novel to express their sense of the mother/daughter relationship.

Stael-Holstein, G, Major Writings of Germaine de Stael, trans. V. Folkenflik, New York: Columbia University Press, 1987.

Contains useful extracts from all of Madame de Stael's major texts.

Wu, D, Romanticism: An Anthology, Oxford: Blackwell, 2nd edn, 1996.

Used for its chapter on William Wordsworth.