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Her Own Life : Autobiographical Writings by Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen - Elspeth Graham

Her Own Life

Autobiographical Writings by Seventeenth-Century Englishwomen

By: Elspeth Graham (Editor), Prof. Elaine Hobby (Editor), Hilary Hind (Editor), Helen Wilcox (Editor)


Published: 10th May 1989
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Dozens of seventeenth-century women, from many walks of life, wrote autobiographies. In many cases, writing was the only outlet they had for self-expression. This collection contains substantial extracts from the work of twelve such women, ranging from a shipwright's daughter to a duchess, and writing in a variety of forms - diary, memoir, romance, conversation, narrative, prophecy, defence, and lyric poetry. Their works address an enormous variety of topics, including male violence, female independence, women's travel, life in prison, love and marriage, relationships with mothers, children, husbands, friends, and God. A full historical and literary introduction situates the writers in relation to their general political and social background, while the work of each writer is introduced by a headnote giving specific contextual information.

Acknowledgementsp. v
Introductionp. 1
English Seventeenth-Century Chronologyp. 29
Editorial Notep. 33
p. 35
p. 54
p. 71
p. 87
p. 101
p. 117
p. 131
p. 147
p. 165
p. 180
p. 197
p. 211
Bibliographyp. 225
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9780415017008
ISBN-10: 0415017009
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 10th May 1989
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1