|Plot Summary of Fanny: A Fiction|
|"This novel is a fictional "biography" of nineteenth century feminist and social reformer, Fanny Wright. Her "biographer" is her friend Frances Trollope. The novel pretends to be an unfinished manuscript of this biography. British housewife Mrs. Trollope, admires Fanny Wright so much that she leaves her husband in Britain, and brings her children to America where Fanny is planning to establish a utopian community. However, when the family arrive in America, they realise that it is not the heaven that they dreamed of. They struggle through poverty and disillusionment, but Mrs. Trollope has the greatest (forbidden) romance of her life with Cudjo, an escaped slave. Meanwhile, Fanny tries to gain support for her plans by socializing with, (and occasionally seducing) historical figures such as General Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson. "
fran laniado, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Fanny: A Fiction|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- 19th century
Inside culture (main char)
- immigrant story
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Outside culture (society)
- American American
- of a different race (interracial loving!)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other characters
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
- actual description of hetero sex
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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