Selected Fiction and Drama of Eliza Haywood [NOOK Book]

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Although Eliza Haywood was one of the best known and most prolific writers in her own time and is now recognized as an important early woman writer, there is no modern edition of representative texts. The generation before ours knew her primarily as the object of scurrilous and quotable attacks by Alexander Pope and others, but contemporary students and scholars know her as the writer who initiated an autonomous tradition in romantic fiction, established the English seduction novel, and contributed to the ...
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Selected Fiction and Drama of Eliza Haywood

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Overview

Although Eliza Haywood was one of the best known and most prolific writers in her own time and is now recognized as an important early woman writer, there is no modern edition of representative texts. The generation before ours knew her primarily as the object of scurrilous and quotable attacks by Alexander Pope and others, but contemporary students and scholars know her as the writer who initiated an autonomous tradition in romantic fiction, established the English seduction novel, and contributed to the development of the English novel as we know it. This volume includes two of her racy 1720s novellas, one of them among the best of all the "revenge fantasy fiction" written by women of the period; an excerpt from The Fruitless Enquiry, a fine example of the Southern European-style tale; and three examples of her most experimental prose fiction written between 1730 and her death in 1756. Also considered is Haywood's lesser known dramatic career as an actress and a writer. Her first original play, A Wife to Be Left, is included in this edition, along with The Opera of Operas, an adaptation of Fielding's The Tragedy of Tragedies.

Even more neglected and unknown is Haywood's political writing. In fact, she was part of an unbroken line of early women writers who stubbornly refused to be pushed out of the public sphere and contributed to the most important political debates of their time. This volume is especially rich in these texts, and includes her The Opera of Operas with its original, political ending; her Adventures of Eovaai, long recognized as her most political piece and one of the texts that demonized Prime Minister Robert Walpole; and an extended commentary on the politician's use of the infamous Elizabeth Canning case from The Invisible Spy.

This edition provides a full introduction to Haywood's life and range of writings and should encourage new, revisionary studies of her work. It will be of great interest to students and scholars of the novel, eighteenth-century studies, and women's literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195355277
  • Publisher: NetLibrary, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 409 KB

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Selected Bibliography
Note on the Texts
A Wife to Be Lett: A Comedy (1724) 1
The City Jilt; or, The Alderman Turn'd Beau: A Secret History (1726) 83
The Mercenary Lover: or, The Unfortunate Heiresses (1726) 121
From The Fruitless Enquiry (1727) 163
The Opera of Operas; or, Tom Thumb the Great (1733) 171
From Adventures of Eovaai, Princess of Ijaveo (1736) 221
From The Invisible Spy (1755) 143
From The Wig (1756) 299
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