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Women writers and old age in Great Britain, 1750-1850

Author: Devoney Looser
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
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"This study explores the later lives and writings of more than two dozen British women authors active during the long eighteenth century." "Drawing on biographical materials, literary texts, and reception histories, Devoney Looser finds that, far from fading into moribund old age, female literary greats toiled for decades after they achieved acclaim - despite seemingly concerted attempts by literary gatekeepers to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Maria Edgeworth; Fanny Burney; Barbauld, Mrs.; Maria Edgeworth; Fanny Burney; Anna Letitia Barbauld; Barbauld, Mrs.; Fanny Burney; Maria Edgeworth
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Devoney Looser
ISBN: 9780801887055 0801887054
OCLC Number: 190620989
Description: xvi, 234 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Women writers and old age, 1750-1850 --
Past the period of choosing to write a "love-tale"? : Frances Burney's and Maria Edgeworth's late fiction --
Catharine Macaulay's waning laurels --
What is old in Jane Austen? --
Hester Lynch Piozzi, antiquity of Bath --
"One generation passeth away, and another cometh" : Anna Letitia Barbauld's late literary work --
Jane Porter and the old woman writer's quest for financial independence --
Conclusion: "Old women now-a-days are not much thought of; out of sight out of mind with them, now-a-days."
Responsibility: Devoney Looser.
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