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A literary history of women's writing in Britain, 1660-1789

Author: Susan Staves
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Drawing on three decades of feminist scholarship bent on rediscovering lost and abandoned women writers, Susan Staves provides a comprehensive history of women's writing in Britain from the Restoration to the French Revolution. This major new work of criticism also offers fresh insights about women's writing in all literary forms, not only fiction, but also poetry, drama, memoir, autobiography, biography, history,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Staves
ISBN: 9780521858656 0521858658
OCLC Number: 71617482
Notes: UNCG University Libraries notes:
1. Public women : the restoration to the death of Aphra Behn, 1660-1689 -- 2. Partisans of virtue and religion, 1689-1702 -- 3. Politics, gallantry, and ladies in the reign of Queen Anne, 1702-1714 -- 4. Battle joined, 1715-1737 -- 5. Women as members of the literary family, 1737-1756 -- 6. Bluestockings and sentimental writers, 1756-1776 -- 7. Romance and comedy, 1777-1789.
Description: xi, 536 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Public women: the Restoration to the death of Aphra Behn, 1660-1689 --
Partisans of virtue and religion, 1689-1702 --
Politics, gallantry, and ladies in the reign of Queen Anne, 1702-1714 --
Battle joined, 1715-1737 --
Women as members of the literary family, 1737-1756 --
Bluestockings and sentimental writers, 1756-1776 --
Romance and comedy, 1777-1789.
Responsibility: Susan Staves.
Local System Bib Number:
ocm71617482

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