Maintaining Stability: Fancy and Passion in The Coquette

@article{Joudrey2013MaintainingSF,
  title={Maintaining Stability: Fancy and Passion in The Coquette},
  author={Thomas J. Joudrey},
  journal={The New England Quarterly},
  year={2013},
  volume={86},
  pages={60-88}
}
Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette performs the ideological task of quelling women's grievances against marriage in order to conserve social stability more broadly. The novel's sustained denigration of passion and fancy deprives female readers of the means by which to register their dissatisfaction and to imagine alternative social relations. 
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