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First Feminists : British Women Writers, 1578a 1799 - Moira Ferguson

First Feminists

British Women Writers, 1578a 1799

By: Moira Ferguson (Introduction by, Editor)

Paperback Published: 22nd July 1985
ISBN: 9780253281203
Number Of Pages: 480

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"An invaluable resource to scholars interested in feminist thought.... " -- Ruth Perry

"Anyone interested in women's history or feminist thought must read this book." -- Lillian Faderman

"Moira Ferguson has selected wisely from well-known and little-known figures and from fiction, polemic and poetry to illustrate the long and diverse history of feminist reflection up to and including Mary Wollstonecraft.... Good reading for scholars and a fine book for classroom use." -- Natalie Zemon Davis

"The selections resonate with exceptional force." -- Fides et Historia

..". impressive new product, fit for classroom and study, student and scholar." -- The Scriblerian

..". excellent anthology... without a doubt at all an immensely important addition to the growing library of Feminist Studies." -- Anglo-American Studies

..". this anthology is a valuable guide." -- The Year's Work in English Studies

For this anthology tracing the origins of feminist thought in Britain, the editor chose 28 important writers from Margaret Tyler (1578) to Mary Anne Radcliffe (1799).

Preface Introduction Margaret Tyler fl. 1578 From translation by Tyler of The First Part of the Mirrour of Princely Deeds and Knyghthood: Dedication and the Epistle to the Reader, Jane Anger, fl. 1589 Jane Anger her Protection for Women Ester Sowernam, fl. 1617 From Ester Hath Hang'd Haman: Address; From Chapter 7 Joane Sharp, fl. 1617 A Defence of Women: Poem concluding Ester Sowernam's Ester Hath Hang'd Haman Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, 1623-1673 From Philosophical and Physical Opinions: Preface To the Two Most Famous Universities of England, 1655 From The Convent of Pleasure, 1668 Katherine Fowler Philips, 1631-1664 From Poems by the Most Deservedly Admired Mrs. Katherine Philips, The Matchless Orinda, 1667 Margaret Askew Fell Fox, 1614-1702 From Womens Speaking Justified, 1667 Mary Anne Radcliffe, 1746?-after 1810 From the Female Advocate, 1799 Supplementary Readings: Works Not Excerpted

ISBN: 9780253281203
ISBN-10: 0253281202
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 22nd July 1985
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.11 x 15.49  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.66