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1 Tuthill, Louisa THE BELLE, THE BLUE, AND THE BIGOT or, Three Fields for Woman's Influence
Providence Samuel C. Blodget 1844 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
322 pages; Clean and tight in original brown cloth binding with gilt lettering at spine and decorative blindstamping to boards, slightly cocked, some faint brown marks to 4 early leaves, otherwise. Contains three sections: "The Belle, or Woman's Influence in Society;" "The Blue, or Woman's Influence in Literature;" and "The Bigot, or Woman's Influence in Religion." OCLC: 1329594 Wright's American Fiction: [v.1] 1774-1850, no. 2624. The author Mrs. Louisa Cornelia Tuthill, the youngest daughter of a wealthy merchant, was educated in New Haven and Litchfield and grew up among people of refined taste and cultivated minds. Despite her intention never to become a literary lady, she was encouraged in her writing by her husband. When he died at the age of 29, Mrs. Tuthill turned even more attention to her literary pursuits. She was a frequent contributor to many periodicals and produced many small books, most for young women. Her writings, while entertaining, were also socially and morally instructive. Tuthill also had a great interest in architecture and wrote a small text for young people on Ancient architecture published in 1831. Nearly 20 years later her extensive "History of Architecture from the Earliest Times" was published in 1848 achieving great popularity. Tuthill's writings encouraged the idea of women as the guardians of society and the arbiters of national taste. 
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