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27th Mar '13 8:41:34 PM Xtifr
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The bestselling book of early 19th-century America, written by Susanna Rowson and published in 1791.

Charlotte is a sweet, innocent English girl who knows little of the world. On the advice of her poisonous new "friend," Mlle de la Rue, Charlotte decides to run away with John Montraville, a dashing and handsome soldier whom she loves. They elope... to America. Their honeymoon doesn't last, though, and it's not long before Charlotte is abandoned and on the streets... and did we mention pregnant?
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!! ''Charlotte Temple'' contains examples of :

* AnAesop: Stated quite explicitly at the end.
* BabiesEverAfter - not used very happily.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys - Mlle de la Rue is ''French,'' as if to top her already incredible iniquity.
** Averted with Charlotte's French headmistress. Charlotte's father apologises to her after referring to de la Rue as "that Frenchwoman".
* DearNegativeReader: Not only set up defensively in the foreword, but a climactic chapter is actually titled "Which Those Devoid of Feeling Need Not Read," i.e. "Which Those Who Would Criticize It For the Sentimental and Predictable Melodrama That It Is, Need Not Read."
* DeathByChildbirth
* {{Death by Sex}}/{{The Scourge of God}}: [[spoiler:Charlotte dies after giving birth.]]
* {{Femme Fatale}}- Mademoiselle de la Rue
* {{The Ingenue}}- Charlotte
* LemonyNarrator - who isn't even ironic about it.
* MeaningfulName - "La Rue" is French for "The Street." Let's look again at Mlle "de la Rue"...
* NaiveEverygirl - Charlotte
* ScareEmStraight - If you run away with a man who looks good in a uniform - or even listen to women who are - ''gasp''! - at all sexual, you'll be abandoned and left to starve on the streets while pregnant, and if you're ''really'' lucky, you'll get to die in your father's arms.
* {{Sex Is Evil}}
* ToxicFriendInfluence - Mademoiselle de la Rue
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The bestselling book of early 19th-century America, written by Susanna Rowson and published in 1791.

Charlotte is a sweet, innocent English girl who knows little of the world. On the advice of her poisonous new "friend," Mlle de la Rue, Charlotte decides to run away with John Montraville, a dashing and handsome soldier whom she loves. They elope... to America. Their honeymoon doesn't last, though, and it's not long before Charlotte is abandoned and on the streets... and did we mention pregnant?
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!! ''Charlotte Temple'' contains examples of :

* AnAesop: Stated quite explicitly at the end.
* BabiesEverAfter - not used very happily.
* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys - Mlle de la Rue is ''French,'' as if to top her already incredible iniquity.
** Averted with Charlotte's French headmistress. Charlotte's father apologises to her after referring to de la Rue as "that Frenchwoman".
* DearNegativeReader: Not only set up defensively in the foreword, but a climactic chapter is actually titled "Which Those Devoid of Feeling Need Not Read," i.e. "Which Those Who Would Criticize It For the Sentimental and Predictable Melodrama That It Is, Need Not Read."
* DeathByChildbirth
* {{Death by Sex}}/{{The Scourge of God}}: [[spoiler:Charlotte dies after giving birth.]]
* {{Femme Fatale}}- Mademoiselle de la Rue
* {{The Ingenue}}- Charlotte
* LemonyNarrator - who isn't even ironic about it.
* MeaningfulName - "La Rue" is French for "The Street." Let's look again at Mlle "de la Rue"...
* NaiveEverygirl - Charlotte
* ScareEmStraight - If you run away with a man who looks good in a uniform - or even listen to women who are - ''gasp''! - at all sexual, you'll be abandoned and left to starve on the streets while pregnant, and if you're ''really'' lucky, you'll get to die in your father's arms.
* {{Sex Is Evil}}
* ToxicFriendInfluence - Mademoiselle de la Rue
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7th Feb '13 8:31:01 AM troacctid
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* AnAesop: Stated quite explicitly at the end.
15th May '12 7:42:09 PM vifetoile
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* DearNegativeReader: Not only set up defensively in the foreword, but a climactic chapter is actually titled "Which Those Devoid of Feeling Need Not Read," i.e. "Which Those Who Would Criticize It For the Sentimental and Predictable Melodrama That It Is, Need Not Read."
29th Mar '12 6:42:43 AM LordGro
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The bestselling book of early 18th-century America, written by Susanna Rowson and published in 1791.

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The bestselling book of early 18th-century 19th-century America, written by Susanna Rowson and published in 1791.






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!!This book !! ''Charlotte Temple'' contains examples of :
19th Mar '12 4:37:36 PM vifetoile
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9th Aug '11 10:53:41 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* DontShootTheMessage - yes, it's ridiculously preachy, sentimental, and all the characters are one-dimensional. But for that time (and even, in a way, today), the message of "Don't run off with a hot guy who looks good in a uniform" was ''extremely'' important - as [[PrideAndPrejudice Lydia Bennet]] (or at least, her sisters) could attest.
9th Aug '11 10:51:44 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys - Mlle de la Rue is ''French,'' as if to top her already incredible iniquity.

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* CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys - Mlle de la Rue is ''French,'' as if to top her already incredible iniquity. iniquity.
** Averted with Charlotte's French headmistress. Charlotte's father apologises to her after referring to de la Rue as "that Frenchwoman".



* {{Femme Fatale}}- Madame La Rue

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* {{Femme Fatale}}- Madame La Mademoiselle de la Rue



* ToxicFriendInfluence - Madame La Rue

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* ToxicFriendInfluence - Madame La Mademoiselle de la Rue
27th Apr '11 4:48:25 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Anvilicious}} - doesn't even begin to cover it.



* PuritySue - Charlotte again.



* TheWoobie - Charlotte, and the narrator reminds us of her status frequently.
28th Mar '11 10:26:03 AM vifetoile
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* DeathByChildbirth
15th Feb '11 2:51:14 PM vifetoile
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* ScareEmStraight - If you run away with a man who looks good in a uniform - or even listen to experienced, older women - you'll be abandoned and left to starve on the streets while pregnant, and if you're ''really'' lucky, you'll get to die in your father's arms.

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* ScareEmStraight - If you run away with a man who looks good in a uniform - or even listen to experienced, older women who are - ''gasp''! - at all sexual, you'll be abandoned and left to starve on the streets while pregnant, and if you're ''really'' lucky, you'll get to die in your father's arms.
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