LIBRARY AND EARLY WOMEN'S WRITING

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Author:

Mrs. Martin

Title:

The Enchantress; or, Where Shall I Find Her? A Tale

Place of publication:

London

Publisher:

Printed at the Minerva Press, for William Lane

Date of publication:

1801

Edition:

1st ed.

Number of volumes:

1

The attribution to Mrs Martin comes from a Minerva Library catalogue of 1814 (Dorothy Blakey, The Minerva Press, 1790-1820 (Oxford, University Press, 1939), p.198). A clever novel concerning the efforts of Sir Philip Desomeaux's quest for a wife. Sir Philip takes an extraordinarily practical approach to his search. The novel opens with an advertisement that he has placed in the newspaper, stating simply: 'A man wants a wife.' His practicality quickly gives way to romantic passion, however, upon his meeting with his 'Enchantress', Miss Josepha Milward.

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