This book offers a thorough and complete reading of Charlotte Smith's poetry, arguing that we need to engage more directly with historical ideas of gender.
One of several new books to insist on crediting nineteenth-century minds with their due measure of sophistication. Labbe argues persuasively that this magisterial persona actively critiques Smith's own earlier poetic practice as well as her culture's fictions of identity. Noah Heringman, 2005 review of recent studies in the Nineteenth Century
Introduction: Embodying the author
1. The possibilities of print
2. 'Elegaic Sonnets' I: The good mother
3. 'Elegaic Sonnets' II: The woman in need
4. On the edge: Politics and the strictures of subjectivity in 'The Emigrants'
5. Locating the poet in 'Beachy Head'
Coda: Smith, poetry, Romanticism
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Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 4th January 2011
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.25