Book ID: 28911 Rosanne; or, a Father’s Labour Lost. LAETITIA-MATILDA HAWKINS.
Rosanne; or, a Father’s Labour Lost.

"Very good and clever, but tedious" - Jane Austen

Rosanne; or, a Father’s Labour Lost.

Place and Imprint: London: Printed for F. C. & J. Rivington, 1814.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Wolff 3101; Garside, Raven and Schöwerling, 1814: 29.
Condition: Edges a little worn; very good copy.
Book ID: 28911

Physical Description

3 vols, 8vo, 19th century brown half calf, marbled paper boards, black leather spine labels, gilt rules, decorations and lettering. Without the half-titles, errata leaf and publisher's advertisements.


One of several novels by Laetitia-Matilda Hawkins (1759-1835), all which share "similar . . . features: slightly heavy-handed authorial notes, careful attention to the influences which shape their heroines' moral and intellectual development, condemnation of various aspects of behaviour prescribed for women, and matter-of-fact presentation of libertinism in high life . . . Jane Austen called Rosaline [sic] 'very good and clever, but tedious.' - Isobel Grundy, ODNB. Rosanne is about a young woman who attempts to convert her obstinate father from atheism. Contemporary bookplate on each front paste-down.

Price: $500.00