la, indeed, was printed as early as 1744 in Philadelphia, by Benjamin Franklin, and in the same year in New York and in Boston.
But the only other novels printed in America before the Declaration of Independence seem to have been Robinson Crusoe (1768), Rasselas (1768), The Vicar of Wakefield (1772), Juliet Grenville (1 774), and The works of Laurence Sterne M. A.
（1774). Publishers, however, were less active than importers, for diaries and library catalogues show that British editions were on1768), The Vicar of Wakefield (1772), Juliet Grenville (1 774), and The works of Laurence Sterne M. A.
（1774). Publishers, however, were less active than importers, for diaries and library catalogues show that British editions were on many shelves.
The Southern and Middle colonies may have read more novels than did New England, yet Jonathan Edwards himself, whose savage quarrel with the Northampton congregation had arisen partly over the licentious books [possibly Pamela, among others] which some of the younger members employed to promote lascivious and obscene discourse, was later enchanted by Sir Charles Grandison.
Edwards did not relent in advance of the general public.
After the Revolution the novel-reading habit gr
Captain Morgan or the Conspiracy Unveiled, 227
Carlyle, 4, 332, 339, 350, 354, 357, 361
Carmen Seculare (Lewis), 151
Cartwright, John, 212
Caruthers, Dr., William Alexander, 312
Carver, Captain, Jonathan, 186, 188, 191, 192-194, 202, 205, 209, 212, 213
Cassique of Kiawah, the, 317
Cassius, Letters of, 148
Castles in the air, 273
Catechistical guide to sinners, 116
Cato's letters, 118, I18 n., 148
Caty-did, the, 183
Causes of the American Discontents before 1768, 140
Cavaliers of Virginia, the, 312
Chainbearer, the, 305
Chambers, Ephraim, 115
Champions of freedom, the, 292
Chanfrau, F. J., 228, 229
Channing, W. E. (1780-1842), 86, 330-332, 344, 345
Channing, William Ellery (younger), 341
Channing, William Henry, 333
Chanson des Sauvages, 188
Chapman, W., 231
Character of the province of Maryland, 151
Characteristics of literature, 244
Charlemont, 225 n., 317
Charles I, 34