First Feminists

First Feminists : British Women Writers, 1578-1799

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An invaluable resource to scholars interested in feminist thought.... " -Ruth PerryAnyone interested in women's history or feminist thought must read this book." -Lillian FadermanMoira Ferguson has selected wisely from well-known and little-known figures and from fiction, polemic and poetry to illustrate the long and diverse history of feminist reflection up to and including Mary Wollstonecraft.... Good reading for scholars and a fine book for classroom use." -Natalie Zemon DavisThe selections resonate with exceptional force." -Fides et Historia... impressive new product, fit for classroom and study, student and scholar." -The Scriblerian... excellent anthology... without a doubt at all an immensely important addition to the growing library of Feminist Studies." -Anglo-American Studies... this anthology is a valuable guide." -The Year's Work in English StudiesFor this anthology tracing the origins of feminist thought in Britain, the editor chose 28 important writers from Margaret Tyler (1578) to Mary Anne Radcliffe (1799).show more

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  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 157 x 235.2 x 23.9mm | 736.52g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 6ill.
  • 0253281202
  • 9780253281203

Table of contents

PrefaceIntroductionMargaret Tyler fl. 1578From translation by Tyler of The First Part of the Mirrour of Princely Deeds and Knyghthood: Dedication and the Epistle to the Reader,Jane Anger, fl. 1589Jane Anger her Protection for WomenEster Sowernam, fl. 1617From Ester Hath Hang'd Haman: Address; From Chapter 7Joane Sharp, fl. 1617A Defence of Women: Poem concluding Ester Sowernam's Ester Hath Hang'd HamanMargaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, 1623-1673From Philosophical and Physical Opinions: Preface To the Two Most Famous Universities of England, 1655From The Convent of Pleasure, 1668Katherine Fowler Philips, 1631-1664From Poems by the Most Deservedly Admired Mrs. Katherine Philips, The Matchless Orinda, 1667Margaret Askew Fell Fox, 1614-1702From Womens Speaking Justified, 1667Mary Anne Radcliffe, 1746?-after 1810From the Female Advocate, 1799Supplementary Readings: Works Not Excerptedshow more

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