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The eloquence of Mary Astell

Author: Christine Mason Sutherland
Publisher: Calgary : University of Calgary Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mary Astell (1666-1731) was an unusually perceptive thinker and writer during the time of the Enlightenment. Here, author Christine Sutherland explores her importance as a rhetorician, an area that has, until recently, received little attention. Astell was widely known and respected during her own time, but her influence and reputation receded in the years after her death. Her significance as an Enlightenment  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sutherland, Christine Mason.
Eloquence of Mary Astell.
Calgary : University of Calgary Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)988946440
Named Person: Mary Astell; Mary Astell; Mary Astell; Mary Astell; Mary Astell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Mason Sutherland
ISBN: 1552381536 9781552381533
OCLC Number: 61427561
Description: xxi, 202 pages : portrait ; 23 cm
Contents: I: Mary Astell's context --
The problem of Ethos --
Marsh Astell and the problem of Ethos --
II: Mary Astell's rhetorical practice --
Letters concerning the love of God --
A serious proposal to the ladies, part I --
A serious proposal to the ladies, part II --
Some reflections upon marriage --
The Christian religion --
Political pamphlets --
III: Mary Astell's rhetorical theory --
Rhetorical theory, I --
Rhetorical theory, II.
Responsibility: Christine Mason Sutherland.
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Practically ignored for over 200 years, Mary Astell's writing returned to prominence in the latter part of the 20th century in a celebrated biography by Ruth Perry. Self-educated, Astell was an avid  Read more...

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