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Mistress Bradstreet : the untold life of America's first poet

Author: Charlotte Gordon
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This [book offers] the gripping story of a woman and poet of great feeling struggling to find a language to describe the country in which she finds herself. It also offers a rich and complex portrait of early America, the Puritans, and the trials and values whose legacy continues to shape our country to the present day.-Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Anne Bradstreet
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Gordon
ISBN: 0316169048 9780316169042
OCLC Number: 56608308
Description: xiii, 337 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Arrival --
Lilies and thorns --
Sempringham --
A man of exemplary discretion and fidelity --
God is leaving England --
preparedness --
Our appointed time --
The crossing --
New world, new manners --
Upon my son --
Enemies within --
Ipswich --
Such things as belong to women --
Old England and new --
Now sister, pray proceed --
Foolish, broken, blemished muse --
The tenth muse --
Farewell, dear child --
Epilogue --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Charlotte Gordon.
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This [book offers] the gripping story of a woman and poet of great feeling struggling to find a language to describe the country in which she finds herself. It also offers a rich and complex portrait of early America, the Puritans, and the trials and values whose legacy continues to shape our country to the present day.-Dust jacket.

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