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Sarah Kemble  Knight
莎拉•肯伯•奈特
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關鍵字詞:Early American Women Writers: Voices in the Wilderness; American Literature Survey I

Sarah Kemble Knight

Sarah Kemble Knight

Provider : Margarette Connor


A Puritan. wrote a travel narrative, a very popular form of reading in England of the late 17th early 18th centuries and a number of women wrote them.
Although it was written during 1704-1705, it was not published until 1825
It is very readable thanks to Knight's humorous portrait of herself and her surroundings. It also counterbalances the still all-too-common stereotype of Puritans as dour, somber, unsmiling, and morbidly pious.
This work was not written with publication in mind

  • She was a business woman with high social status
  • Received news about settlement of the estate of a New Haven relative. She set forth at once on her journey
  • Left behind her daughter (15), her elderly mother, and her husband, who was on business abroad at the time
  • Her excursion to New York is amusing, trying and frightening. What she faces shows us very clearly her personal mettle.
  • It was a rare woman who would undertake the journey alone 
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