The Matrimonial Trap: Eighteenth-Century Women Writers Redefine Marriage

The Matrimonial Trap: Eighteenth-Century Women Writers Redefine Marriage

by Thomason


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611487053
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/15/2015
Series: Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850 Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Laura E. Thomason is associate professor of English at Macon State College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction: Eighteenth-Century Marriage in Crisis?
Chapter 1: Intimacy, Identity, and Marital Choice: The 'sborne-Temple Correspondence
Chapter 2: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: The Power of Self-Fashioning
Chapter 3: Hester Chapone as a Living Clarissa in Letters on Filial Obedience and A Matrimonial Creed
Chapter 4: “Perfect Friendship”: Mary Delany, Companionacy, and Control
Chapter 5: Duty and Sentiment in Sarah Scott’s The Test of Filial Duty
Chapter 6: Eliza Haywood: The Limits of Feminine Agency
Afterword: From Clarissa Harlowe to Elizabeth Bennet
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