The Early Modern Englishwoman: Elizabeth Cary

The Early Modern Englishwoman: Elizabeth Cary

by Patrick Cullen, Margaret W. Ferguson
     
 

Elizabeth Cary (c.1585-1639) was an accomplished scholar of languages and theology. Her considerable strength of character was demonstrated by her public conversion to Catholicism in 1625 thereby creating an irrevocable rift in her marriage and her family. Her biography, written by her daughter, says she wrote ‘for her private recreation' and

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Elizabeth Cary (c.1585-1639) was an accomplished scholar of languages and theology. Her considerable strength of character was demonstrated by her public conversion to Catholicism in 1625 thereby creating an irrevocable rift in her marriage and her family. Her biography, written by her daughter, says she wrote ‘for her private recreation' and mentions various works, now lost, including the lives of saints, and poems to the Virgin Mary. She is best known today, however, for the works reproduced here.

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The first part of the series covers printed works 1500-1640. The entire series extends to 1700, and provides sources for feminist and other critical approaches that consider the appearance of works as well as the meaning of words. Volume two contains works by and attributed to Elizabeth Cary (1585-1639): "The Tragedie of Mariam", "The History of the Life, Reign, and death of Edward II", and "This History of the Most Unfortunate Prince". Readings of the blurred text of the facsimiles are provided at the beginnings of the pieces. There is no annotation, introduction, bibliography, or index. Distributed by Ashgate. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859280935
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
07/01/1996
Edition description:
FAC
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.53(h) x 1.18(d)

Meet the Author

Series Editors: Betty S. Travitsky, Center for the Study of Women and Society, Graduate Center, City University of New York, Patrick Cullen, Ph.D Program in English, Graduate Center, City University of New York.

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