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Eighteenth Century Women Poets
Eighteenth Century Women Poets
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About the Book

In the first decade of the eighteenth century, only two women published collections of verse. By the 1790s, 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 and Octavia Walsh to Mary Locke and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. Their poetry speaks with vigor and immediacy, in a range of moods from the resentful and melancholic to the humorous and exuberant, as they unveil their individual worlds to us. They came from all levels of society--including washerwomen and duchesses--and from both the town and country. The volume reveals that as eighteenth-century women poets gained confidence, their writing eventually spanned a variety of poetic forms and encompassed both public and private topics. Eighteenth-Century Women Poets offers a compelling reassessment of a neglected aspect of eighteenth-century literature.

About the Author:
Roger Lonsdale, a Fellow and Tutor of Balliol College, Oxford, is the editor of The New Oxford Book of Eighteenth-Century Verse.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780192827753
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Depth: 25
  • Height: 195 mm
  • No of Pages: 608
  • Series Title: English
  • Sub Title: An Oxford Anthology
  • Width: 129 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0192827758
  • Publisher Date: 15 Nov 1990
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 32 mm
  • Weight: 406 gr


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