The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle with Related Readings: The Glencoe Literature Library. McGraw Hill publisher. Copyright 2000. Hardcover. The story of a 13 year old girl sailing to America in 1832. When Charlotte's parents returned to America, they left Charlotte in England to finish school. Arrangements were made for her to travel to America with 2 other families afte school was finished. The adventures that happen after - well, they changed her life.