Publisher: Philadelphia: Published by M. Carey and Son, 1819.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: American Bibliography 50175; Wegelin, Early American Plays, page 82; Hill, American Plays, 334.
Condition: Text somewhat browned and foxed; very good copy.
Book ID: 27420
Description8vo, recent green cloth, dark green morocco label, gilt lettering.
CommentsThe first book by Frances Wright (later D'Arusmont) (1795-1852), a play she began writing in Scotland, but did not publish until after she had moved to the United States in 1818. In the preface, she comments on the friendly reception she has received in the U.S. as a young, unknown author, and how it would have been difficult for her to publish and have performed a play such as this in England. Wright's sentiments were with social reform and progressive movements, and she became an influential abolitionist and promoter of feminist causes.