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Major Women Writers of Seventeenth-Century England

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ISBN-10: 0472066099

ISBN-13: 9780472066094

Edition: N/A

Authors: James Fitzmaurice, Josephine A. Roberts, Eugene R. Cunnar, Nancy A. Gutierrez, Carol Barash

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Many would find it difficult to name a woman writer in England before Jane Austen, even though women were writing as early as the time of Chaucer. It was during the seventeenth century, however, that women writers ceased to be viewed as odd or remarkable and became accepted as regular and often respected members of the literary world. The enormous commercial and artistic success of Aphra Behn's plays on the London stage of the 1670s and '80s marked the end of the time where only men were literary luminaries. Major Women Writers of Seventeenth-Century England brings together in one volume a rich assortment of writing by the women Behn influenced, as well as those who preceded her. Collected…    
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 6/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Illustrations
Introduction
Feminist Criticism and Seventeenth-Century Women Writers
Introductory Bibliography
From Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (1611)
"The Description of Cookham"
The Tragedy of Mariam, The Fair Queen of Jewry (1613)
Sonnets from Pamphilia to Amphilanthus (1621)
From The Countess of Montgomery's Urania (1621)
From CCXI Sociable Letters (1664)
Selected Poems
The Rover, Or the Banished Cavaliers
Selected Poems
Selected Poems
The Swetnam Controversy and Defense of Women
From A Muzzle of Melastomus (1617)
From Esther Hath Hang'd Haman (1617)
Contributors
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines of Poems