[FICTIONAL AUTOBIO] The Life of Harriot Stuart, by Charlotte Lennox - lt

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Post by cowguy02 » May 16th, 2019, 6:51 pm

The Life Of Harriot Stuart by Charlotte Lennox (1730 - 1804).

The Life of Harriot Stuart, Written by Herself presents a complex and problematic view of self-creation in the eighteenth century. Within the novel, there is a constantly reoccurring theme of self-invention through fiction, which is echoed by the author's own use of the novel to shape her identity.

Published in December of 1750, Harriot Stuart gained critical praise as a successor of Richardson's Clarissa and by 1752, Charlotte Lennox had become a protégé of Johnson. Lennox's second novel reflects the influences of men like Richardson and Johnson. Their individual styles and commitments to moral and social education are evident in the arguments and plot of The Female Quixote.

Despite these associations with the didactic tradition, Harriot Stuart's resemblance to it is only superficial. Although Harriot makes gestures toward repentance and acknowledgment of her faults, the work of the novel is not to redeem Harriot's coquetry through marriage, but rather allow her to control her own identity through the manipulation of language as both coquette and narrator.

As coquette, Harriot Stuart uses the language of courtship to manipulate the perceptions of her male admirers. The object of the male gaze, traditionally considered a passive role, is a site of empowerment for the coquette as she exploits it to create and re-create herself in society's eyes. As narrator, Harriot uses the telling of her courtship as a vehicle of self-invention. In controlling the telling of her own history, she in effect reconstructs her identity.

Lennox, who arrived at London in 1742 with no recorded past, also engages in this self-narration as author. The history that Lennox claims for herself parallels that of Harriot Stuart, whose fictional autobiography was accepted, with Lennox's implicit consent, as the author's own.

The implications of Lennox's choice of an American autobiography raise two questions. First, what exactly was American-ness in 1750 and what did it represent to Lennox specifically. Second, how did this American quality manifest itself within Harriot Stuart as both fiction and autobiography.

The particularly ambiguous relationship between author, narrator, and heroine in The Life of Harriot Stuart complicates the reader's interpretation of Harriot's character and lifestyle. Along with the implications of Harriot's invention of her identity as coquette and historian, are those of Lennox's own self-invention as author through genre, gender, and geography. ( )
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Post by cowguy02 » May 16th, 2019, 6:53 pm

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Post by miss stav » May 18th, 2019, 2:21 am

Hay, this is a long long book. I am not sure 4 sections would be enough. Do you have wordcounts?
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Post by cowguy02 » May 18th, 2019, 1:14 pm

miss stav wrote:
May 18th, 2019, 2:21 am
Hay, this is a long long book. I am not sure 4 sections would be enough. Do you have wordcounts?
Good point as they are about 18,000 words each. I’ll try and break that down further. I’m going to go with each volume being 4 sections. (About 30 min each)
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Post by Lynnet » May 19th, 2019, 3:35 pm

I will set this up for you.
When you've sorted out word counts, you can add extra sections (by clicking on 'add section'!) -- they will automatically go to the bottom but can be dragged into place if necessary. You need to stick to a maximum of about 8000 words per section (some fast readers will do more, but more steady pacing will come out at 8000 or less). If you need help, just holler... you can do a lot on an iPad, but sometimes you just hit a brick wall (been there, done that).
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Post by cowguy02 » May 19th, 2019, 10:08 pm

Lynnet wrote:
May 19th, 2019, 3:35 pm
I will set this up for you.
When you've sorted out word counts, you can add extra sections (by clicking on 'add section'!) -- they will automatically go to the bottom but can be dragged into place if necessary. You need to stick to a maximum of about 8000 words per section (some fast readers will do more, but more steady pacing will come out at 8000 or less). If you need help, just holler... you can do a lot on an iPad, but sometimes you just hit a brick wall (been there, done that).
Woohoo! Thanks for taking this on. I’ll get those sections sorted out tomorrow. I may move the text to a google doc so we can do the sections easier. Would that work for you?
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Post by cowguy02 » May 20th, 2019, 9:30 am

All Righty, word counts done, ended up keeping some of them shorter. Google doc is ready. I think all we need is a DPL and we will be good to go!
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Post by elsieselwyn » May 30th, 2019, 6:57 am

cowguy02 wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 9:30 am
All Righty, word counts done, ended up keeping some of them shorter. Google doc is ready. I think all we need is a DPL and we will be good to go!
I’ll DPL!

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Post by cowguy02 » May 30th, 2019, 9:01 am

elsieselwyn wrote:
May 30th, 2019, 6:57 am
cowguy02 wrote:
May 20th, 2019, 9:30 am
All Righty, word counts done, ended up keeping some of them shorter. Google doc is ready. I think all we need is a DPL and we will be good to go!
I’ll DPL!
Welcome to my new best friend! We will get you MW access soon. After that just get started when the sections come rolling in :D
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Post by Lynnet » May 30th, 2019, 10:23 am

Elsie added as DPL.
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Post by miareads » June 9th, 2019, 2:03 pm

Hi!

I'm new and would like to complete Section 2 of The Life of Harriot Stuart (Volume 1, Part 1). My pseudonym is Bella Giamani. :D Since I'm new, I'd like to see how that goes, and then take on additional sections. I'll be working on a web site to which I can link, but don't have it just yet.

Please let me know if there is any other information that I may have missed.

Thanks!

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Post by cowguy02 » June 9th, 2019, 2:44 pm

miareads wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Hi!

I'm new and would like to complete Section 2 of The Life of Harriot Stuart (Volume 1, Part 1). My pseudonym is Bella Giamani. :D Since I'm new, I'd like to see how that goes, and then take on additional sections. I'll be working on a web site to which I can link, but don't have it just yet.

Please let me know if there is any other information that I may have missed.

Thanks!

Mia
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Post by cowguy02 » June 29th, 2019, 7:17 pm

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Post by elsieselwyn » July 2nd, 2019, 6:46 am

PL Notes for Section 1:

2:18 “author’s own” cut off a little

Also, could you delete some of the beginning silence? It needs to be a second or less (I always forget to do this :lol: ). At the beginning and end there is some white noise, which if it could be reduced by noise reduction would be great. If not, it’s not the end of the world :D

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Post by cowguy02 » July 8th, 2019, 10:41 pm

elsieselwyn wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 6:46 am
PL Notes for Section 1:

2:18 “author’s own” cut off a little

Also, could you delete some of the beginning silence? It needs to be a second or less (I always forget to do this :lol: ). At the beginning and end there is some white noise, which if it could be reduced by noise reduction would be great. If not, it’s not the end of the world :D
Wait for it.... Wait... Ah here they are https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/lifeofharriotstuart_0_lennox_128kb.mp3 I believe that file should be ok now XD. And yes, that was a bit corny.
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