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Charlotte Temple | Study Guide

Susanna Rowson

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Susanna Rowson

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Allegory, Romance, Women's Studies

Perspective and Narrator

The story is told in the third person by an omniscient narrator with significant authorial intrusion. The narrator often directly addresses the reader.


Charlotte Temple is in the past tense.

About the Title

Charlotte Temple is the heroine of the story. During its first six years of publication, the book was called Charlotte, A Tale of Truth. Its subtitle was taken literally by many of the book's fans who developed all sorts of theories as to the real-life identities of the characters.


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