Coelebs in Search of a Wife

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Coelebs in Search of a Wife
AuthorHannah More
CountryUnited Kingdom
Publication date
Followed byCoelebs Married 

Coelebs in Search of a Wife (1809) is a novel by the British Christian moralist Hannah More. It was followed by Coelebs Married in 1814.

It is sometimes known by the title Coelebs in Search of a Wife: Commprehending Observations on Domestic Habits and Manners, Religion and Morals.

Maria Edgeworth, in an 1810 letter to Mrs. Ruxton, claims that the bachelor was modeled on a Mr. Harford of Blaise Castle.


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainWood, James, ed. (1907). "More, Hannah" . The Nuttall Encyclopædia. London and New York: Frederick Warne.

Further reading[edit]

  • Cleere, E. (2007). "Homeland Security: Political and Domestic Economy in Hannah More's Coelebs in Search of a Wife". ELH. 74: 1. doi:10.1353/elh.2007.0001.
  • Prior, Karen Swallow (2003). Hannah More's Cœlebs in search of a wife - a review of criticism and a new analysis. Lewiston, NY [u.a.]: Mellen. ISBN 978-0773466999.
  • PICKERING, S. (1977). Hannah More's Coelebs in Search of a Wife and the Respectability of the Novel in the Nineteenth Century. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen Helsinki, 78(1), 78-85.
  • Calè, L. (2000). "'A Female Band despising Nature's Law': Botany, Gender and Revolution in the 1790s". Romanticism on the Net (17): 0. doi:10.7202/005889ar.

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