Desmond (novel)

Desmond is an epistolary novel by Charlotte Turner Smith, first published in 1792. The novel focuses on politics during the French Revolution.

Desmond
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AuthorCharlotte Turner Smith
CountryGreat Britain
LanguageEnglish
GenreEpistolary novel
PublisherBroadview Press
Publication date
1792
Pages488
ISBN1-55111-274-4

Unlike her previous and subsequent novels, Smith used Desmond to introduce her audiences to contemporary politics. While critics initially supported this element of Desmond, the radicalism of the French Revolution and the "conservative mood among her audience" prompted Smith to "tone down" the political references in her novels.[1]

Reference ListEdit

  1. ^ Smith, Charlotte. Desmond. Edited by Antje Blank and Janet Todd. Orchard Park, New York: Broadview Literary Books, 2001: 16-17.