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Women, writing, and revolution, 1790-1827

Author: Gary Kelly
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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The French Revolution stirred a bitter debate in Britain concerning the nature of civil society and the political nation. This is an original and lively study of the efforts of contemporary women writers to base a reformed state and national culture on virtues and domains traditionally conceded to women. The pre-Revolutionary call for the feminization of culture acquired new and controversial meaning during the  Read more...
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Kelly, Gary.
Women, writing, and revolution, 1790-1827.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993
(OCoLC)624443974
Named Person: Helen Maria Williams; Elizabeth Hamilton; Mary Hays; Helen Maria Williams; Elizabeth Hamilton; Mary Hays
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Kelly
ISBN: 0198122721 9780198122722
OCLC Number: 27265550
Description: vii, 328 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Women and Writing in the Revolutionary Decade --
1. Introduction. 2. Feminizing Revolution: Helen Maria Williams. 3. Mary Hays and Revolutionary Sensibility. 4. Elizabeth Hamilton and Counter-Revolutionary Feminism --
II. Women, Writing, and the Revolutionary Aftermath --
5. Introduction. 6. Helen Maria Williams in Post-Revolutionary France. 7. Mary Hays: Women, History, and the State. 8. Elizabeth Hamilton: Domestic Woman and National Reconstruction.
Responsibility: Gary Kelly.
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Combines a survey of women's writing in the period of 1790-1827, with analyses of the critically neglected work of three important writers: Helen Maria Williams, Mary Hays and Elizabeth Hamilton. It  Read more...

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