Lucy Temple is a novel by American author Susanna Rowson. It was first published posthumously (together with a memoir of the author by Samuel Lorenzo Knapp) in 1828 under the title Charlotte's Daughter, or, The Three Orphans. It was a sequel to Rowson's extremely popular novel Charlotte Temple. Lucy Temple is the daughter of Charlotte Temple, the main character in the first novel.[1]

Plot edit

The plot centers around the three orphans under the charge of the clergyman Mr. Matthews. One of them, Lucy, the daughter of Charlotte Temple, falls in love with Lieutenant Franklin, only to later discover that he is her half-brother, as he is the son of Montraville, Charlotte's seducer. Having her plans for marriage thwarted, Lucy then devotes her life to educating children and caring for the poor.

References edit

  1. ^ Henderson, Desirée (2007). "Illegitimate Children and Bastard Sequels: The Case of Susanna Rowson's Lucy Temple". Legacy. 24 (1): 1–23. doi:10.1353/leg.2007.0011. JSTOR 25679589. S2CID 161338787.

External links edit

  • Full text of book online [1]