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Early Women Writers By Anita Pacheco

Early Women Writers
by Anita Pacheco

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This work demonstrates the diversity and the literary and historical significance of early women's writing. The author applies feminist critical approaches to the central issues raised by early women's writing and considers the interaction of gender with class and race in the period.
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Early Women Writers: 1600 - 1720 by Anita Pacheco

The last twenty years have witnessed the rediscovery of a large number of women writers of the early modern period. This process of recovery has had a major impact on early modern studies for, by beginning to restore women to the history of the period, it provides new insight into the formative years of the modern era.

This collection amply demonstrates the diversity as well as the literary and historical significance of early women's writing. It brings together studies by an impressive range of critics, including Elaine Hobby, Catherine Gallagher, Jane Spencer and Laura Brown, and examines the major works of five of the most important women writers of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries: Mary Wroth, Katherine Philips, Margaret Cavendish, Aphra Behn and Anne Finch.

The range of authors it covers, and the challenging critical work it presents, make Early Women Writers: 1600-1720 essential reading for students of feminist theory, Women's Studies and Cultural Studies, as well as for all those interested in the history and literature of the early modern period.

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Table of Contents

General Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Introduction MARY WROTH. KATHERINE PHILIPS. MARGARET CAVENDISH. APHRA BEHN. ANNE FINCH. Glossary of Terms Further Reading Index

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Early Women Writers: 1600 - 1720 by Anita Pacheco
Anita Pacheco
Longman Critical Readers
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Taylor & Francis Ltd
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