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Memoirs of Emma Courtney : World's Classics - Mary Hays

Memoirs of Emma Courtney

World's Classics

By: Mary Hays

Paperback Published: 28th May 2009
ISBN: 9780199555406
Number Of Pages: 272

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First published in the turbulent decade following the French Revolution, Memoirs of Emma Courtney is based on Mary Hays' own passionate struggle with romance and Enlightenment philosophy. A feminist and ardent disciple of Mary Wollstonecraft, Hays reveals the lamentable gap between what women are' and what woment ought to be'.
The novel is one of the most articulate and detailed expressions of the yearnings and frustrations of a woman living in late eighteenth-century English society. It questions marital arrangements and courtship rituals by depicting a woman who actively pursues the man she loves. The novel explores the links between sexuality, desire, and economic and social freedom, suggesting the need for improvement in the laws of society which have enslaved, enervated, and degraded woman'.

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`the editions deserve great credit for the enthusiasm of their approach ... The introductions by eminent scholars put the thoughts of the author and the history of the time into clear perspective. Oxford should be given credit for making the classics accessible for all rather than just crib notes for students.' Jonathan Copeland, Lincolnshire Echo

ISBN: 9780199555406
ISBN-10: 0199555400
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 28th May 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.05 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2

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