British Women Writers and the French Revolution provides an overview of a wide range of British women's writings on the French Revolution, from writers sympathetic to the Revolution like Mary Robinson, Helen Maria Williams, and Charlotte Smith, to anti-revolutionary writers like Hannah More and Jane West. Based on new research in French and British archives and libraries, the book uncovers little-known writings by British women, and argues that these writers developed a distinct antinationalism, in some cases even a feminist cosmopolitanism, in their responses to the European revolutionary crisis.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan UK|
|Series:||Palgrave Studies in the Enlightenment, Romanticism and the Cultures of Print Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)|
About the Author
Adriana Craciun teaches British literature and critical theory at Birkbeck, University of London.