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Eighteenth-century women poets nation, class, and gender by Moira Ferguson

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Great Britain

Subjects:

  • Collier, Mary -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Scott, Mary, poet -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Yearsley, Ann, 1753-1806 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • Little, Janet, 1759-1813 -- Criticism and interpretation,
  • English poetry -- Women authors -- History and criticism,
  • Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century,
  • Feminism and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century,
  • Working class writings, English -- History and criticism,
  • English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism,
  • National characteristics, English, in literature,
  • National characteristics, Scottish, in literature,
  • Working class women -- Great Britain -- Intellectual life,
  • Feminist poetry -- History and criticism

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-158) and index.

StatementMoira Ferguson.
SeriesSUNY series in feminist criticism and theory
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR555.W6 F47 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 164 p. ;
Number of Pages164
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1121236M
ISBN 100791425118, 0791425126
LC Control Number94047993

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Who were the women poets of the eighteenth century? More than a hundred are represented in this anthology, yet only few have hitherto featured in conventional surveys and anthologies of eighteenth-century verse. Unlike the women who wrote fiction, the vast majority of those who wrote versehave been ignored and forgotten since their own day. Yet they speak with vigour and immediacy, in a range 5/5(1).   Co-Winner, James Russell Lowell Prize, Modern Language Association. This major study offers a broad view of the writing and careers of eighteenth-century women poets, casting new light on the ways in which poetry was read and enjoyed, on changing poetic tastes in British culture, and on the development of many major poetic genres and by: 6. The rising number of women poets may seem to have been predictable, given the increased access to print by writers of both sexes after the seventeenth-century lapse of laws circumscribing the press. Professional male writers were soon so numerous that the hack, that ubiquitous feature of late-seventeenth- and eighteenth-century satire, was an Cited by: 2. Co-Winner, James Russell Lowell Prize, Modern Language Association This major study offers a broad view of the writing and careers of eighteenth-century women poets, casting new light on the ways in which poetry was read and enjoyed, on changing poetic tastes in British culture, and on the development of many major poetic genres and traditions.

  In the first decade of the eighteenth century, only two women published collections of verse. By the s, more than thirty had done so. Yet, in the two intervening centuries, most of that verse has disappeared from view--now either ignored or forgotten. This delightful anthology takes us back to Augustan England, introducing over one hundred of these lost poets from Lady Mary Chudleigh .   Eighteenth-Century Women Poets by Roger Lonsdale, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(52). Buy Eighteenth Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology (Oxford paperbacks) New Ed by Lonsdale, Roger (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 5.   Samuel Johnson, ‘The Vanity of Human Wishes’. Samuel Johnson () embodies much of the eighteenth century with its determination to define, categorise, and classify: he is best-remembered for his monumental Dictionary of the English he was also a poet: much of Johnson’s poetry is written in the heroic couplets (iambic pentameter rhyming couplets) used in .

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