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Before Victoria : extraordinary women of the British Romantic era

Author: Elizabeth Campbell Denlinger; New York Public Library.
Publisher: New York : New York Public Library : Columbia University Press, 2005.
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"It might not have been the revolution that Mary Wollstonecraft called for in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), but the Romantic era did witness a dramatic change in women's lives. Combining literary and cultural history, this illustrated volume brings back to life a remarkable, though frequently overlooked, group of women who transformed British culture and inspired new ways of understanding feminine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Campbell Denlinger; New York Public Library.
ISBN: 0231136307 9780231136303 0231136315 9780231136310
OCLC Number: 57001582
Notes: "Published on the occasion of the exhibition, Before Victoria: extraordinary women of the British Romantic era, presented at the New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Library, D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall, April 8-July 30, 2005"--T.p. verso.
Description: xii, 188 p. : ill (some col.). ; 27 cm.
Contents: Mary Robinson, eighteenth-century romantic --
Exemplary women : Mary Wollstonecraft, Hannah More, and their worlds --
Not quite good enough : three imperfect lives --
The modern Venus, or improper ladies, and others --
Strong passions of the mind : women in literature and the visual arts --
Rational dames and ladies on horseback : scientists and travelers --
The youngest romantics --
The Pforzheimer Collection and its female inhabitants : an afterword.
Responsibility: by Elizabeth Campbell Denlinger ; foreword by Lyndall Gordon.

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Describes a group of women who transformed British culture and inspired ways of understanding feminine roles and female sexuality. This book includes graphic works and caricatures, manuscripts,  Read more...

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