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The weaker vessel

Author: Antonia Fraser
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"Women in 17th-century England--heiresses and dairymaids, holy women and prostitutes, criminals and educators, widows and witches, midwives and mothers, heroines, courtesans, prophetesses, businesswomen, ladies of the court, and that new breed, the actress."
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonia Fraser
ISBN: 0394513517 9780394513515
OCLC Number: 10711508
Description: xvi, 544 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: How weak? --
pt. 1: As it was--this blessed knot. A wife sought for wealth ; Affection is false ; Crown to her husband ; The pain and the peril ; Are you widows? ; Poor and atrabilious ; Unlearned virgins ; Living under obedience --Pt. 2: With the war--stronger grown. Courage above her sex ; His comrade ; A soliciting temper ; Sharing in the commonwealth ; When women preach --
pt. 3: Afterwards--a continual labour. Worldly goods ; Divorce from bed and board ; Benefiting by accomplishments ; Petticoat-authors ; Helping in God's vineyard ; The delight of business ; Wanton and free ; Actress as honey-pot ; The modest midwife --
Epilogue: How strong?
Responsibility: Antonia Fraser.

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"Women in 17th-century England--heiresses and dairymaids, holy women and prostitutes, criminals and educators, widows and witches, midwives and mothers, heroines, courtesans, prophetesses, businesswomen, ladies of the court, and that new breed, the actress."

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