LIBRARY AND EARLY WOMEN'S WRITING

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Author:

Penelope Aubin

Title:

The Life of Charlotta Du Pont, an English Lad

Place of publication:

London

Publisher:

Printed for A. Bettesworth

Date of publication:

1723

Edition:

1st ed.

Number of volumes:

1

This novel by Penelope Aubin appeared again in print in 1770, published anonymously under the title The Inhuman Stepmother; or the History of Miss Harriot Montague. With only a few minor changes made to the text, such as changes to the names of characters, this later version was apparently a case of plagiarism of Aubin's novel. For a full comparison of the two texts and discussion of eighteenth-century plagiarism, see Maggie Kulik's article 'What the Bookseller Did' [download PDF], published in The Female Spectator in 2000. The full text of The Inhuman Stepmother; or the History of Miss Harriot Montague is also available on Novels-On-Line.

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