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Women's Writing of the Early Modern Period, 1588-1688 An Anthology

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ISBN-10: 0231127855

ISBN-13: 9780231127851

Edition: 2002

Authors: Stephanie Hodgson-Wright

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This anthology brings together a broad selection of women's writings from the Early Modern period, most of which are unavailable elsewhere. Unlike many anthologies in the field, this one is multigenre, including poetry, literary prose, polemical prose, and drama. Full texts and substantial extracts are included of writings by Elizabeth I, Margaret Cavendish, Anna Trapnel, Aphra Behn, Mary Carleton, Mary Herbert, Jane Anger, Rachel Speght, and others. Spelling and punctuation have been modernized. Augmenting the texts are brief biographies, bibliographies, an index of themes, and a general introduction covering the wider social and religious context in which women wrote and elucidating…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Stephanie Hodgson-Wright is lecturer in the department of English, University of Sunderland. She is the coauthor of Women and Dramatic Production, 1550-1700and the editor of Elizabeth Cary's Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry.

Introduction
Acknowledgements
Chronology
1588 - Elizabeth I, Speech to the Troops at Tilbury
1589 - Jane Anger, from Her Protection for Women
1592 - Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, from A Discourse of Life and Death
1593 - Elizabeth I, Speech at the Dissolving of Parliament
1601 - Elizabeth I, The Golden Speech
1602 - Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, 'A Dialogue between two shepherds, Thenot and Piers, in Praise of Astraea'
1611 - Aemilia Lanyer, Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum
1613 - Elizabeth Cary, The Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry
1617 - Rachel Speght, from A Muzzle for Melastomus
1621 - Lady Mary Wroth, Pamphilia to Amphilanthus
1630 - Diana Primrose, from A Chain of Pearl
1642 - Anne Stagg, et al., A True Copy of the Petition of Gentlewomen, and Tradesmen's Wives
1648 - Elizabeth Poole, A Vision: Wherein is Manifested the Disease and Cure of the Kingdom
1654 - Anna Trapnel, Strange and Wonderful News from Whitehall
1663 - Mary Carleton, from The Case of Madam Mary Carleton
1667 - Katherine Philips, from Poems
1668 - Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, The Convent of Pleasure
1673 - Bathsua Makin, from An Essay to Revive the Ancient Education of Gentlewomen
1678 - Anne Bradstreet, from Several Poems
1688 - Aphra Behn, Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave
Alphra Behn, The Widow Ranter, or The History of Bacon in Virginia
Notes
Biographical notes
Bibliography
Index of themes