1988-01 Hardcover First Edition Fine in Very Good jacket Hardcover, University of Massachusetts Press, 1987, 235 pages with glossary of abbreviations, chapter notes,
bibliography, and index. Fine hardcover in full bound black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine; no writing, highlighting or underlining. Binding solid and square. Very Good dustjacket, with some sunning to the spine. "[E]xplores the mental and cultural universe that defined women's social role in seventeenth-century England by examining the lives and writings of three Stuart women: Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle; Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick; and Aphra Behn....Mendelson discusses such themes as female life stages, patriarchalism in theory and in practice, control of female sexuality, and limitations inherent in women's conventional role and reactions provoked by those who challenged it. "
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