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Women, authorship, and literary culture, 1690-1740 /
Sarah Prescott.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
x, 237 p. : ill.
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Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Sarah Prescott is Lecturer in English at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
Description for Bookstore
Sarah Prescott discusses the careers of a number of key women writers of the period from 1690 to 1740, exploring the role played by geographical location, literary circles, patronage, the literary marketplace, and subscription publication in shaping patterns of female authorship. The volume also provides a wealth of detail about the circumstances which affected the careers of individual women as well as investigating the marketing, reception, and self-representation of women writers in general.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction: Relocating Women's Literary Historyp. 1
Women and Authorship
Authorship for Women: Careers and Contextsp. 15
Negotiating Authorship: Women's Self-Representationsp. 39
Authorship and Economics
Marketing the Woman Writer: Commercial Strategiesp. 69
Making a Living: Booksellers, Patronage and Subscriptionp. 103
The Literary Career of Elizabeth Singer Rowe
Gender, Authorship and Whig Poeticsp. 141
Provincial Networks, Dissenting Connections and Noble Friendsp. 167
Notesp. 187
Bibliographyp. 211
Indexp. 225
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