The Gothic Element in the Novels of Charles Brockden Brown Page: 58
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Jane Talbot, the last novel of Brown*s and a sentimental
romance written is letters. Is a -more highly emotional story
Howard. although the pattern is very mush the same#
Jane Talbot is the story of Henry Colfien, who falls la lot®
with Mrs# Jan© Talbot, an adopted daughter, whose fost®r
mother, Mrs# Fielder, refuses to allow their «arriag<t# Sh®
©laiiMt that his ©har&eter is tarnished and that he aeduosd
Jan® on© storay night whan her husband, who later died, was
absent from feoM* She also is disdainful of his religious
ani soolal life# She brings about the separation of th® two
lovers; a neighbor, Folly Jesaup* confesses that the invented
the story of seduction; Henry disappears, and during a four-
year trip to the Orient reeovers faith in Christian fundamentals;
Mrs# Fielder asks forgl?tness and dies regretting her severe
attitudes. When Oelden returns to th® United states, ha and
Jan®, with ontypioal promptness* prepare for their wedding.
The letters comprising the novel are analyses of the
hearts of the characters# There is much self-searching by
th«a, and, as one would expect, a gr@st deal of moralizing#
The story begins with this intriguing sentence: "I m. very
far from being a wise girl."*3 The situations are quickly
narrated in letters from Jane to Colden; much of her family
history Is revealed#
^%ane Talbot« p. 3
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Cannon, Willie Jim. The Gothic Element in the Novels of Charles Brockden Brown, thesis, 1950; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc130235/m1/61/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .