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Title Women critics 1660-1820 : an anthology / edited by the Folger Collective on Early Women Critics.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1995.

Subject Criticism -- Europe -- History -- Sources.
Women and literature -- Europe -- History -- Sources.
Alt Name Folger Collective on Early Women Critics (Scholarly group)
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 410 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-401) and index.
Contents Madeleine de Scudery (1607-1701) -- Margaret Cavendish, duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673) -- Aphra Behn (1640?-1589) -- Jane Barker (1652-1727?) -- Anne Lefèvre Dacier (1654-1720) -- Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720) -- Catherine Trotter Cockburn (1679-1749) -- Elizabeth Elstob (1683-1756) -- Eliza Haywood (1693?-1756) -- Elizabeth Cooper (fl. 1735-1740) -- Sarah Fielding (1710-1768) -- Elizabeth Robinson Montagu (1720-1800) -- Louise d'Epinay (1726-1783) -- Elizabeth Griffith (1727?-1793) -- Charlotte Ramsy Lennox (1729?-1804) -- Clara Reeve (1729-1807) -- Sophie Guntermann von LaRoche (1730-1807) -- Isbelle van Tuyll de Zuylen de Charriére (1740-1805) -- Mary Alcock (c.1742o-1798) -- Anna Seward (1742-1809) -- Anna Laetitia Aiken Barbauld (1743-1825) -- Hannah parkhouse Cowley (1743-1809) -- Hannah More (1745-1833) -- Stéphanie-Félicité Ducrest, Comtess de Genlis (1746-1830).
Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806) -- Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820) -- Frances Burney d'Arblay (1752-1840) -- Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784) -- Elizabeth Simpson Inchbald (1753-1821) -- Mary Robinson (1758-1800) -- Elizabeth Hamilton (1758-1816) -- Hannah Webster Foster (1758-1840) -- Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) -- Mary Hays (1760-1843) -- Joanna Baillie (1762-1851) -- Ann Ward Radcliffe (1764-1823) -- Dorothea Mendelssohn Veit Schlegel (1764-1839) -- Anne-Louise Germaine Necker de Staël (1766-1817) -- Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849) -- Jane Austen (1775-1817) -- Rachel Mordecai Lazarus (1788-1838).
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ISBN 0585000611 (electronic bk.)
9780585000619 (electronic bk.)
0253328721
0253209633
9780253328724 (alk. paper)
9780253209634 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 42328405
Additional Format Print version: Women critics 1660-1820. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1995 0253328721 (DLC) 94040962 (OCoLC)31517913
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction 
 Note on the Text 
 From Clelia (1654-1661) / Madeleine de Scudery (1607-1701)2
 Preface to The Worlds Olio (1655) / Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673)10
 Letter CXXIII from CCXI Sociable Letters (1664) / Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673)11
 Preface to Observations upon Experimental Philosophy (1666) / Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673)13
 Preface and Epilogue to The Description of a New World, called the Blazing-World (1668) / Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673)14
 Epistle to the Reader from The Dutch Lover (1673) / Aphra Behn (1640?-1689)18
 Preface to The Lucky Chance (1687) / Aphra Behn (1640?-1689)21
 Translator's Preface to A Discovery of New Worlds (1688) / Aphra Behn (1640?-1689)25
 From A Patchwork Screen for the Ladies (1723) / Jane Barker (1652-1727?)30
 Translator's Preface to The Odyssey (1716) / Anne Lefevre Dacier (1654-1720)35
 The Introduction (c. 1702) / Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720)46
 The Preface (c. 1702) / Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720)47
 To the Nightingale (1713) / Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661-1720)52
 Dedication to The Unhappy Penitent A Tragedy (1701) / Catherine Trotter Cockburn (1679-1749)55
 From The Rudiments of Grammar for the English-Saxon Tongue (1715) / Elizabeth Elstob (1683-1756)59
 From The Female Spectator (1744, 1746) / Eliza Haywood (1693?-1756)68
 Preface to The Muses Library (1737) / Elizabeth Cooper (fl. 1735-1740)73
 From The Adventures of David Simple (1744) / Sarah Fielding (1710-1768)81
 From Remarks on Clarissa (1749) / Sarah Fielding (1710-1768)84
 From The Cry (with Jane Collier, 1754) / Sarah Fielding (1710-1768)88
 From Preface to The History of the Countess of Dellwyn (1759) / Sarah Fielding (1710-1768)93
 Dialogue III from Dialogues of the Dead (1760) / Elizabeth Robinson Montagu (1720-1800)97
 From An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear (1769) / Elizabeth Robinson Montagu (1720-1800)103
 Review of Diderot's Le Fils naturel from the Correspondance litteraire (1771) / Louise d'Epinay (1726-1783)112
 From The Morality of Shakespeare's Drama Illustrated (1775) / Elizabeth Griffith (1727?-1793)117
 From Shakespear Illustrated (1753-1754) / Charlotte Ramsay Lennox (1729?-1804)126
 From The Progress of Romance (1785) / Clara Reeve (1729-1807)135
 On Reading (1783) / Sophie Guntermann von LaRoche (1730-1807)145
 Is Genius Above All Rules? (1788) / Isabelle van Tuyll de Zuylen de Charriere (1740-1805)149
 Camilla, or, The New Novel (1796) [fragment] / Isabelle van Tuyll de Zuylen de Charriere (1740-1805)158
 A Receipt for Writing a Novel (1799) / Mary Alcock (c. 1742-1798)162
 Correspondence between Anna Seward and Clara Reeve from the Gentleman's Magazine (1786) / Anna Seward (1742-1809)166
 From "On the Origin and Progress of Novel-Writing" (1810) / Anna Laetitia Aiken Barbauld (1743-1825)175
 From Preface to Richardson, in The British Novelists (1810) / Anna Laetitia Aiken Barbauld (1743-1825)186
 From Preface to Fielding, in The British Novelists (181O) / Anna Laetitia Aiken Barbauld (1743-1825)193
 "An Address" from A School for Greybeards (1786) / Hannah Parkhouse Cowley (1743-1809)200
 From Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education (1799) / Hannah More (1745-1833)204
 From "Preliminary Reflections" to The Influence of Women on French Literature (1811) / Stephanie-Felicite Ducrest, Comtesse de Genlis (1746-1830)208
 Reflections on Comedies of Character (1813) / Stephanie-Felicite Ducrest, Comtesse de Genlis (1746-1830)212
 Preface to Desmond (1792) / Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806)217
 From Marchmont (1796) / Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806)219
 From The Gleaner (1798) / Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820)222
 From Journal (1768) / Frances Burney d'Arblay (1752-1840)232
 Author's Preface to Evelina (1778) / Frances Burney d'Arblay (1752-1840)233
 Letter to Samuel Crisp (1782) / Frances Burney d'Arblay (1752-1840)235
 From Dedication to The Wanderer (1814) / Frances Burney d'Arblay (1752-1840)236
 On Recollection (1773) / Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784)241
 On Imagination (1773) / Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784)243
 To S. M. a young African Painter, on seeing his Works (1773) / Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784)244
 Selected Remarks from The British Theatre (1808) / Elizabeth Simpson Inchbald (1753-1821)247
 Letter to George Colman, the Younger (1818) / Elizabeth Simpson Inchbald (1753-1821)263
 Preface to Sappho and Phaon (1796) / Mary Robinson (1758-1800)268
 From "The Breakfast Table" (1818) / Elizabeth Hamilton (1758-1816)274
 From The Boarding School (1798) / Hannah Webster Foster (1758-1840)279
 Advertisement to Mary, a Fiction (1788) / Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)285
 Selected Reviews from The Analytical Review (1790) / Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)285
 From Letter to Mary Hays (1792) / Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)289
 On Poetry and our Relish for the Beauties of Nature (1797) / Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)290
 Preface to The Wrongs of Woman: or, Maria (1798) / Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)293
 From Letters and Essays, Moral, and Miscellaneous (1793) / Mary Hays (1760-1843)297
 From "Introductory Discourse," Plays on the Passions (1798) / Joanna Baillie (1762-1851)302
 From "To the Reader," from A Series of Plays (1812) / Joanna Baillie (1762-1851)322
 On the Supernatural in Poetry (1826) / Ann Ward Radcliffe (1764-1823)331
 From "A Conversation about the Latest Novels by French Women Writers" (1803) / Dorothea Mendelssohn Veit Schlegel (1764-1839)340
 Essay on Fictions (1795) / Anne-Louise Germaine Necker de Stael (1766-1817)344
 From On Literature (1800) / Anne-Louise Germaine Necker de Stael (1766-1817)360
 From Letter to Miss Ruxton (1809) / Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849)375
 From Letter to Elizabeth Inchbald (1810) / Maria Edgeworth (1768-1849)376
 Selected Letters (1809-1816) / Jane Austen (1775-1817)380
 From Northanger Abbey (1818) / Jane Austen (1775-1817)385
 From Persuasion (1818) / Jane Austen (1775-1817)388
 From Correspondence with Maria Edgeworth (1815-1821) / Rachel Mordecai Lazarus (1788-1838)392
 Biographical and Bibliographical Sources / Rachel Mordecai Lazarus (1788-1838)399
 Members of the Folger Collective on Early Women Critics / Rachel Mordecai Lazarus (1788-1838)402
 Index / Rachel Mordecai Lazarus (1788-1838)405


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