The Female Quixote
Author: Charlotte Lennox, Margaret Dalziel, Margaret Anne Doody, Duncan Isles
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: October 22, 1998
The Female Quixote, a vivacious and ironical novel parodying the style of Cervantes, portrays Arabella, the beautiful daughter of a marquis, whose passion for reading romances colors her approach to her own life and causes many comical and melodramatic misunderstandings among her relatives and admirers. Both Joseph Fielding and Samuel Johnson greatly admired Lennox, and this novel established her as one of the most successful practitioners of the "Novel of Sentiment."