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Women's writing, 1778-1838 : an anthology /
edited with an introduction and notes by Fiona Robertson.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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lxxiv, 642 p.
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0192833138
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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Acknowledgements Introduction Note on the Anthology Select Bibliography Chronology Women's Writing 1. Frances Burney (1752-1840): letters X and XI from Evelina (1778); 'Strictures on Beauty' from Camilla (1796) 2. Catharine Macaulay (1731- 1791): Letters V and VI from The History of Englandfrom the Revolution to the Present Time, in a Series of Letters to a Friend (1778); Closing Address from History of England from the Accession of James I to that of the Brunswick Line (1783); 'No Characteristic Difference in Sex' from Letters on Education (1790) 3. Clara Reeve (1729-1807): Evenings I and VII from the Progress of Romance (1785) 4. Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743-1825): Hymn XI from Hymns in Prose for Children (1781): 'The Rights of Woman' (c. 1792); 'Inscription for an Ice House' (c. 1793); 'To Mr. C[olridge]' (1797); 'True Magicians' (pub. 1826); Eighteen Hundred and Eleven: A Poem' (1812) 5. Charolette Smith (1749-1806): 'The partial Muse has from my earliest hours'; 'To a Nightingale'; 'Written in the Church-Yard at Middleton in Sussex'; 'The Glow Worm'; 'Written in a Tempestuous Night, on the Coast of Sussex'; 'Reflections on Some Drawings of Plants' from Elegiac Sonnets (1784-1797); 'Ode to the Missel Thrush' (1804); 'The Jay in Masquerade' (1807) 6. Elizabeth Inchbald (1753-1821): Remarks on Such Things Are (1806); From Such Things Are (1787); Remarks on De Monfort (1807); From A Simple Story (1791) 7. Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797): Review of A Simple Story (1791); 'The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed' from A Vindication on the Rights of Woman (1792); Letter Four from Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark (1796) 8. Helen Maria Williams (1762- 1827): Letters IX and XXVI from Letters Written in France (1790); On Madame Roland from Letters from France (1792-1796) 9. Laetitia Matilda Hawkins (1759-1835): Letters I and II from Letters on the Female Mind (1793) 10. Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823): 'Derbyshire and Lancashire' from A Journey Made in the Summer of 1794 (1795); From The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) 11. Hannah More (1745-1833): 'The Riot; or, Half a Loaf is Better than No Bread' (1795); 'The White Slave Trade' (1805) 12. Mary Robinson (1758-1800): 'January, 1795' (1795); Sappho Discovers her Passion'; Contemns its Power'; Describes the Characteristics of Love'; Invokes Reason'; to the Aeolian Harp'; To Phaon'; 'Laments for Early Misfortunes'; 'Phaon Forsakes Her'; 'Her Address to the Moon'; Her Reflections on the Leucadian Rock BEfore She Perishes' from Sappho and Phaon (1796); from Memoirs of the Late Mrs, Robinson Written by Herself (1801) 13. Ann Yearsley (1753-1806): 'The Captive Linnet' (1796); 'Soliloquy' (1796) 14. Elizabeth Hamilton (1758-1816): From Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah (1796) 15. Priscilla Wakefield (1751-1832): Letter II from An Introduction to Botany, in Series of Familiar Letters (1796); from Reflections on the Present Conditions of the Female Sex (1798) 16. Joanna Baillie (1762-1851): 'Introductory Discourse' from Plays on the Passions (1798); from De Monfort: A Tragedy (1798) 17. Sarah Siddons (1755-1831): 'Remarks on the Character of Lady Macbeth' (pub.1834) 18. Maria Edgeworth (1767-1849): from Castle Rackrent (1800): 'Lady Delacour's History' from Belinda (1801) 19. Joanna Southcott (1750-1814): From The Strange effects of Faith (1801); From The Strange Effects of Faith, Second Part (1802); Introduction and 'Fourth day's Dispute' from 'A Dispute between the Woman and the Powers of Darkness' (1802) 20. Jane Taylor (1783-1824): Preface; 'Morning'; 'Evening'; 'The Poppy'; 'The Violet'; From the Original Poems, for Infant Minds (1804); 'The Cow and the Ass' (1805); 'The Star' (1806); 'How i
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This anthology brings together the work of over 40 women writers in a period marked by rapid social change, intense intellectual and political debate, and a sharpened focus on the rights and wrongs of women.
Long Description
This anthology brings together for the first time the work of over forty women writers in a period marked by rapid social change, intense intellectual and political debate, and a sharpened focus on the rights and wrongs of women. Covering a wide range of writing in a variety of literary and non-literary genres, it represents women's contributions to economics, the physical sciences, literature for children, social geography, history, and religion, as well as poetry, the novel, drama, and criticism. Some of the writers included are familiar names--Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Barrett--but many others are new. Controversial figures such as the prophet Joanna Southcott and the first female historian, Catharine Macaulay, come back into view, along with strikingly inventive work in all the genres represented, including, for the first time, women's contributions to domestic economy in the age before Mrs Beeton. The significance of women's writing in the public arena of the time has often been underestimated, and what emerges from the pages of this anthology is a female intellectual culture that is diverse, impassioned, contentious, and very much alive.
Long Description
'What Goddess, or what Muse must I invoke to guide me through these vast, unexplored regions of fancy?' Clare Reeve This anthology brings together for the first time the work of over forty women writers in a period marked by rapid social change, intense intellectual and political debate, and a sharpened focus on the rights and wrongs of women. Covering a wide range of writing in a variety of literary and non-literary genres, it represents women's contributions to economics, the physical sciences, literature for children, social geography, history, and religion, as well as poetry, the novel, drama, and criticism. Some of the writers included are familar names - Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Elizabeth Barrett - but many others are new. Controversial figures such as the prophet Joanna Southcott and the first female historian, Catharine Macaulay, come back into view, along with strikingly inventive work in all the genres represented, including, for the first time, women's contributions to domestic economy in the age before Mrs Beeton. The significance of women's writing in the public arena of the time has often been underestimated, and what emerges from the pages of this anthology is a female intellectual culture that is diverse, impassioned, contentious, and very much alive.
Main Description
'What Goddess, or what Muse must I invoke to guide me through these vast, unexplored regions of fancy?' Clare ReeveThis anthology brings together for the first time the work of over forty women writers in a period marked by rapid social change, intense intellectual and political debate, and a sharpened focus on the rights and wrongs of women. Covering a wide range of writing in a variety of literary andnon-literary genres, it represents women's contributions to economics, the physical sciences, literature for children, social geography, history, and religion, as well as poetry, the novel, drama, and criticism. Some of the writers included are familar names - Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, ElizabethBarrett - but many others are new. Controversial figures such as the prophet Joanna Southcott and the first female historian, Catharine Macaulay, come back into view, along with strikingly inventive work in all the genres represented, including, for the first time, women's contributions to domesticeconomy in the age before Mrs Beeton.The significance of women's writing in the public arena of the time has often been underestimated, and what emerges from the pages of this anthology is a female intellectual culture that is diverse, impassioned, contentious, and very much alive.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Note on Anthology
Select Bibliography
Chronology
Letter X and XI from Evelina (1778)p. 6
'Strictures on Beauty' from Camilla (1796)p. 15
Letters V and VI from The History of England from the Revolution to the Present Time, in a Series of Letters to a Friend (1778)p. 25
Closing Address from History of England from the Accession of James 1 to that of the Brunswick Line (1783)p. 34
'No Characteristic Difference in Sex' from Letters on Education (1790)p. 35
Evenings I and VII from The Progress of Romance (1785)p. 41
Hymm XI from Hymns in Prose for Children (1781)p. 52
'The Rights of Woman' (c. 1792)p. 53
'Inscription for an Ice-House (c. 1793)p. 54
'To Mr. C[oleridge]' (1797)p. 55
'True Magicians' (pub. 1826)p. 57
Eighteen Hundred and Eleven: A Poem (1812)p. 62
'The partial Muse has from my earliest hours'p. 74
'To a Nightingale'p. 75
'Written in the Church-Yard at Middleton in Sussex'p. 75
'The Glow-Worm'p. 76
'Written in a Tempestuous Night, on the Coast of Sussex'p. 76
'Reflections on Some Drawings of Plants'p. 77
'Ode to the Missel Thrush' (1804)p. 77
'The Jay in Masquerade' (1807)p. 79
Remarks on Such Things Are (1806)p. 85
From Such Thing Are (1787)p. 86
Remarks on De Monfort (1807)p. 91
From A Simple Story (1791)p. 93
Review of A Simple Story (1791)p. 104
'The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed' from a Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)p. 105
Letter IV from Letters Written During a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway and Denmark (1796)p. 114
Letters IX and XXVI from Letters Written in France (1790)p. 119
On Madame Roland from Letters from France (1792-1796)p. 124
Letters I and II from Letters on the Female Mind (1793)p. 130
'Derbyshire and Lancashire' from A Journey Made in Summer of 1794 (1795)p. 139
From The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)p. 143
'The Riot; or, Half a Loaf is Better than No Bread' (1795)p. 155
'The White Slave Trade' (1805)p. 157
'January, 1795' (1795)p. 166
from Sappho and Phaon (1796) 'Sappho Discovers her Passion'p. 168
'Contemns in Power'p. 168
'Describes the Characteristics of Love'p. 169
'Invokes Reason'p. 169
'To the Aeolian Harp'p. 170
'To Phaon'p. 170
'Laments Her Early Misfortunes'p. 171
'Phaon Forsakes Her'p. 171
'Her Address to the Moon'p. 171
'Her Reflections on the Leucadian Rock Before She Perishes'p. 172
From Memoirs of the Late Mrs. Robinson Written by Herself (1801)p. 172
'The Captive Linnet' (1796)p. 179
'Soliloquy' (1796)p. 181
From Translation of the Letters of a Hindoo Rajah (1796)p. 186
Letter II from An Introduction to Botany, in a Series of Familiar Letters (1796)p. 194
From Reflections on the Present Condition of the Female Sex (1798)p. 197
'Introductory Discourse' for Plays on the Passions (1798)p. 204
From De Monfort: A Tragedy (1798)p. 209
'Remarks on the Character of Lady MacBeth' (pub. 1834)p. 218
From Castle Rackrent (1800)p. 225
'Lady Delacour's History' from Belinda (1801)p. 234
From The Strange Effects of Faith (1801)p. 252
From The Strange Effects of Faith, Second Part (1802)p. 256
Introduction and 'The Fourth Day's Dispute' from A Dispute between the Woman and the Powers of Darkness (1802)p. 259
Prefacep. 269
'Morning'p. 270
'Evening'p. 270
'The Poppy'p. 271
'The Violet'p. 271
'The Cow and the Ass' (1805)p. 272
'The Star' (1806)p. 274
'How it Strikes a Stranger' (1821)p. 274
'The Toad's Journal' (1822)p. 279
Proemp. 284
Canto IIp. 286
From Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland (1805)p. 302
'Address to a Child, During a Boisterous Winter Evening' (1805-7)p. 310
'Floating Island' (1820s)p. 311
'On the General Principles of Chemistry' from Conversations on Chemistry (1806)p. 315
'On the Condition of the Poor' from Conservations on Political Economy (1816)p. 320
'Elinor Forester: The Father's Wedding Day' (1809)p. 328
'Margaret Green: The Young Mahometan' (1809)p. 331
'On Needlwork' (1815)p. 337
From Mansfield Park (1814)p. 344
From Persuasion (1818)p. 352
'The All-Seeing God' from The History of the Fairchild Family (1818)p. 360
From Frankenstein (1818), Chapters III, IVp. 369
'The Mortal Immortal: A Tale' (1834)p. 377
'Frost' and 'Thaw' (1819)p. 392
'The First Primrose' (1819)p. 396
'Caroline, Wife of George IV' from Memoirs of Queens (1821)p. 402
'The Sea-Song of Gafran'p. 409
'The Lament of Llywarch Hen'p. 410
'The Rock of Cader Idris'p. 411
Casabianca' (1826, 1829)p. 412
'An Hour of Romance' (1827)p. 413
'Properzia Rossi' (1828)p. 414
'Indian Woman's Death-Song' (1828)p. 419
'The Traveller at the Source of the Nile' (1829)p. 420
'Parting Words' (1830)p. 422
'The Haunted House' (1831)p. 423
'Written after Visiting a Tomb' (1831)p. 425
'The Last Song of Sappho' (1832)p. 426
From Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, Written by Herself (1825)p. 430
'Writing a Love Tale' (1825)p. 448
'Woman's Love (1825)p. 455
'To My Own Heart' (1829)p. 459
'Lines of Life' (1825, 1829)p. 465
'Felicia Hemans' (1837)p. 468
'Night at Sea' (1838)p. 470
'Rob Roy: Diana Vernon' (1838)p. 473
'Florence' from The Diary of an Ennuyee (1826)p. 479
From Report on a Recent Visit to the Colony of Sierra Leone (1828)p. 488
'To--- ' (1826)p. 497
'The Dream: A Fragment' (1826)p. 498
'The Vision of Fame' (1826)p. 499
'The Tempest: A Fragment' (1833)p. 502
'L.E.L.'s Last Question' (1839)p. 507
'A Mushroom City' from Illustrations of Political Economy (1832-1834)p. 512
'Citizenship of People of Colour'p. 519
'Political Non-Existence of Women'p. 522
'Bengal Bridals and Bridal Candidates' from Scenes and Characteristics of Hindostan (1835)p. 529
Household Wordsp. 537
from The Cottage Cook; or, Mrs. Jones's Cheap Dishes (1797)p. 544
from A New System of Domestic Cookery (1808)p. 550
from her Preface to Rundell, A New System of Domestic Cookery (1840)p. 551
'Peregrine Touchwood's Address' from The Cook and Housewife's Manual (1826)p. 554
'Evening Parties' from Domestic Duties (1825)p. 556
From Domestic Economy and Cookery for Rich and Poor (1827)p. 559
'On Servants' and Letter VIII from The Home Book: or, Young Housekeeper's Assistant (1829)p. 567
Explanatory Notesp. 572
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