Women and Literature in Britain, 1700-1800

Women and Literature in Britain, 1700-1800

by Vivien Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521583470

ISBN-13: 9780521583473

Pub. Date: 01/28/2013

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

British and American scholars who specialize in 18th-century women's writing define and document how women during that time began to make significant contributions to the print culture. They emphasize the wide range of roles they played, and consider not just conventional literature, but also popular forms, private letters and diaries, commercial records, and legal…  See more details below

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British and American scholars who specialize in 18th-century women's writing define and document how women during that time began to make significant contributions to the print culture. They emphasize the wide range of roles they played, and consider not just conventional literature, but also popular forms, private letters and diaries, commercial records, and legal documents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521583473
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
List of contributors
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Introduction1
Pt. IConstructing Women in the Eighteenth Century
1Writings on education and conduct: arguments for female improvement25
2Eighteenth-century femininity: 'a supposed sexual character'46
3Women and race: 'a difference of complexion'69
4Women's status as legal and civic subjects: 'A worse condition than slavery itself'?91
5Women in families: the great disinheritance111
6Women and the business of print135
7Women readers: a case study155
Pt. IIWriting Women in the Eighteenth Century
8(Re)discovering women's texts179
9Women and the rise of the novel: sexual prescripts197
10Women poets of the eighteenth century217
11Women and theatre238
12Women and popular culture: gender, cultural dynamics, and popular prints263
13Varieties of women's writing285
Guide to further reading306
Index311

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