The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox

The Female Quixote; or, The Adventures of Arabella is a novel written by Charlotte Lennox imitating and parodying the ideas of Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote. Published in 1752, two years after she wrote her first novel, The Life of Harriot Stuart, it was her best-known and most-celebrated work. It was approved by both Henry Fielding and Samuel Richardson, applauded by Samuel Johnson, and used as a model by Jane Austen for Northanger Abbey. It has been called a burlesque, "satirical harlequinade", and a depiction of the real power of females. While some dismissed Arabella as a coquette who simply used romance as a tool, Scott Paul Gordon said that she "exercises immense power without any consciousness of doing so". Norma Clarke has ranked it with Clarissa, Tom Jones, and Roderick Random as one of the "defining texts in the development of the novel in the eighteenth century".

The 1519th greatest fiction book of all time


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The Female Quixote ...: With An Essay, And Prefaces Biographical And Critical, Volume 1... Paperback 18138492 $24.75 2012
The Female Quixote: Or, the Adventures of Arabella, Volume 1 Paperback 22512480 $31.75 2010
[The Female Quixote: or The Adventures of Arabella (Oxford World's Classics)] [By: Lennox, Charlotte] [June, 2008] Paperback 1748036 $19.92 $24.88 2008
The Female Quixote (Penguin Classics) Paperback 1444762 $12.75 $9.60 2007
The Female Quixote; Or, The Adventures of Arabella. Paperback 2150098 $10.95 2016
The Female Quixote: Or the Adventures of Arabela (Mothers of the Novel) Paperback 4836615 $53.78 $2.97 1986
The Female Quixote: or, The Adventures of Arabella Kindle Edition 1324572 2016
The Female Quixote (Penguin Classics) Kindle Edition 950162 2006
The Female Quixote, or the Adventures of Arabella (Oxford English Novels) Hardcover 13372603 $4.98
The Female Quixote: Or, The Adventures of Arabella Paperback 12947640 $12.98 $8.99 2015
The Female Quixote Hardcover 16371813 $39.16 $65.56 2010
La mujer Quijote / the Female Quixote (Letras Universales) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 16877367 $659.22 2004
La mujer Quijote (Letras Universales) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 880234 2012
The Female Quixote Audible Audiobook 23484 $26.95 2020
The Female Quixote Volume I [EasyRead Comfort Edition] Paperback 22870537 $38.99 2006
The Works of The Charlotte Lennox: The Female Quixote, or the Adventures of Arabella, Sophia, Eliza, or the History of Miss Granville. Paperback 524404 $14.93 2019
Philander. A dramatic pastoral. By the author of the Female quixote. Paperback 8223880 $17.65 2010
The Female Quixote: Or, the Adventures of Arabella. in Two Volumes. Hardcover 16298713 $25.95 $41.75 2015
The Female Quixote: or The Adventures of Arabella (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 188025 $6.00 $0.03 2008
The Female Quixote; Or, The Adventures of Arabella. Sophia, Eliza, Or, The History of Miss Granville. (3 Books) Paperback 8349140 $16.95 2016
The memoirs of the Countess of Berci. Taken from the French by the author of the Female Quixote. In two volumes. ... Volume 2 of 2 Paperback 20060068 $26.75 2010