Letter to the Women of England and The Natural Daughter / Edition 1

Letter to the Women of England and The Natural Daughter / Edition 1

by Mary Robinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1551112361

ISBN-13: 9781551112367

Pub. Date: 01/02/2003

Publisher: Broadview Press

Mary Robinson’s A Letter to the Women of England (1799) is a radical response to the rampant anti-feminist sentiment of the late 1790s. In this work, Robinson encourages her female contemporaries to throw off the “glittering shackles” of custom and to claim their rightful places as the social and intellectual equals of men.

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Overview

Mary Robinson’s A Letter to the Women of England (1799) is a radical response to the rampant anti-feminist sentiment of the late 1790s. In this work, Robinson encourages her female contemporaries to throw off the “glittering shackles” of custom and to claim their rightful places as the social and intellectual equals of men.

Separately published in the same year, Robinson’s novel The Natural Daughter follows the story of Martha Morley, who defies her husband’s authority, adopts a found infant, is barred from her husband’s estate and is driven to seek work as an actress and author. The novel implicitly links and critiques domestic tyrants in England and Jacobin tyrants in France.

This edition also includes: other writings by Mary Robinson (tributes, and an excerpt from The Progress of Liberty); writings by contemporaries on women, society, and revolution; and contemporary reviews of both works.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551112367
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
01/02/2003
Series:
Broadview Literary Texts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Mary Robinson:A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Texts

A Letter to the Women of England
The Natural Daughter

Appendix A: Robinson’s Tributes to the Duchess of Devonshire

  1. From The Memoirs of Mrs. Robinson (1801)
  2. “Sonnet Inscribed to Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire” (1791)
  3. “On the Duchess of Devonshire” (1799)

Appendix B: Excerpts from The Morning Post

  1. A Puff for Robinson’s The False Friend (1799)
  2. An Account of Charles-Guillaume Theremin’s Pamphlet De la condition des femmes dans les Républiques (1799)
  3. A Puff for Robinson’s Thoughts on the Condition of Women (1799)

Appendix C: Richard Polwhele, from The Unsex’d Females (1798)

Appendix D: Priscilla Wakefield, from Reflections on the Present Condition of the Female Sex (1798)

Appendix E: Mary Robinson, from The Progress of Liberty (1801)

Appendix F: Helen Maria Williams, from Letters from France (1795-96)

Appendix G: Contemporary Reviews of A Letter to the Women of England

  1. From The Anti-Jacobin Review and Magazine (1799)
  2. From The British Critic (1799)
  3. From The Gentleman’s Magazine (1799)
  4. From The New Annual Register (1799)

Appendix H: Contemporary Reviews of The Natural Daughter

  1. From The British Critic (1800)
  2. From The Critical Review (1800)
  3. From The European Magazine (1800)
  4. From The Monthly Magazine (1800)
  5. From The Monthly Review (1800)
  6. From The New London Review (1799)

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