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Conduct literature for women, 1640-1710

Author: William St Clair; Irmgard Maassen
Publisher: London ; Brookfield, Vt. : Pickering & Chatto, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection aims to give a chronological insight into the evolution of conduct literature, from its early roots in the Renaissance period through to the dramatically different role that women  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William St Clair; Irmgard Maassen
ISBN: 1851965300 9781851965304
OCLC Number: 47746416
Description: 6 volumes ; 25 cm
Contents: v. 1. General introduction; The excellent woman, part 1 / Jacques du Boscq, translated by T[heophilus] D[orrington] (1692); A spirit moving in the women-preachers (1646); Womens speaking justified / Margaret Fell (1667); A brief anatomie of women / J.S. (1653); The virgins A.B.C. (c. 1680s); Directorium cosmeticum (1684) --
v. 2. Extracts from Advice to a son / Francis Osborne (1658); Extracts from Advice to a daughter / Eugenius Theodidactus (1658); Extracts from A discourse of auxiliary beauty (1656); The lady's new-year's-gift, or, Advice to a daughter / George Savile Lord Halifax (1700); The learned maid / Anna Maria van Schurman (1659); An essay to revive the antient education of gentle-women / Bathsua Makin (1673); Reflections upon marriage / Mary Astell (1706) --
v. 3. The ladies calling / Richard Allestree (1677); Extracts from The gentleman's calling / Richard Allestree (1682); Extracts from The gentleman instructed / William Darrell (1755) --
v. 4. Extracts from The second part of youths behaviour / Robert Codrington (1664); Extracts from The gentlewoman's companion / Hannah Woolley (1675) --
v. 5. An essay in defence of the female sex / Judith Drake (1697); A farther essay relating to the female-sex / Mme. de Pringy, translated by Ez. Symson (1696); The bride-womans counseller / John Sprint (1699); The female advocate / Eugenia (1700) --
v. 6. Instructions for the education of a daughter / François Fénelon, translated by George Hickes (1708).
Responsibility: edited by William St. Clair, Irmgard Maasen.

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