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The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea

The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea

Volume 1. Early Manuscript Books

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Claudia Thomas Kairoff, Jennifer Keith, Jean I. Marsden, Molly Hand
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  • Publication planned for: September 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107068605

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  • This is the first ever complete critical edition of the writings of Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661–1720), including work printed in her lifetime and material left in manuscript form at her death. Textual analysis, based on print and manuscript copies in repositories across the United Kingdom and the United States, reveals her revision processes and uses of manuscript and print. Extensive commentary clarifies her techniques, sources, contexts, and diction. A detailed essay traces the history of her works' reception and transmission. The result is a complete view of her achievements that will promote more accurate assessments of her contributions to literary and cultural shifts, including perspectives on literary value, women's equality, religion, and affairs of state. This first volume provides established texts of Finch's early manuscript books, including Poems on Several Subjects and Miscellany Poems with Two Plays written under her pen name, Ardelia.

    • The first ever complete, critical edition of the works of Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (1661–1720)
    • Provides established texts of Finch's early manuscript books
    • Includes a comprehensive introduction, extensive explanatory notes and thorough textual commentary
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: September 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107068605
    • dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
    • weight: 0.5kg
    • contains: 5 b/w illus. 3 tables
    • availability: Not yet published - available from September 2019
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Preface and acknowledgments
    Chronology
    Abbreviations
    Note
    General introduction Claudia Thomas Kairoff, Jennifer Keith and Jean I. Marsden
    Textual introduction Jennifer Keith
    Account of the texts Jennifer Keith
    Works excluded from this edition Molly Hand and Jennifer Keith
    From Poems on Several Subjects written by Ardelia (The Northamptonshire Manuscript)
    Miscellany Poems with Two Plays by Ardelia (The Folger Manuscript)
    Some peices out of the First Act of the Aminta of Tasso
    The Triumphs of Love and Innocence: a tragecomedy
    Aristomenes, or the Royal Shepheard: a tragedy
    Aditional Poems Cheifly upon Subjects Devine and Moral
    Explanatory and textual notes
    List of source copies
    Select bibliography
    Index of titles
    Index of first lines.

  • Author

    Anne Finch

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    Jennifer Keith, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
    Jennifer Keith is an Associate Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, where she has taught since 1997. She is the author of Poetry and the Feminine from Behn to Cowper (2005) and numerous essays on poetry from the Restoration to the Romantic era. With the staff of the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro she developed The Anne Finch Digital Archive, an open-access site that supplements this edition. Keith and Claudia Thomas Kairoff were awarded a long-term fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Folger Shakespeare Library for work on this edition. Keith also received a three-year grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarly Editions and Translations Grant for this critical edition and the digital archive. She is a member of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

    Claudia Thomas Kairoff, Wake Forest University, North Carolina
    Claudia Thomas Kairoff is a Professor of English at Wake Forest University, North Carolina, where she has taught since 1986. She is the author of Alexander Pope and His Eighteenth-Century Women Readers (1994) and Anna Seward and the End of the Eighteenth Century (2012), and co-editor, with Catherine Ingrassia, of 'More Solid Learning': New Critical Perspectives on Alexander Pope's Dunciad (2000). She has written numerous articles and book chapters on Pope and on women poets. Kairoff and Jennifer Keith were awarded a long-term fellowship by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Folger Shakespeare Library for work on this edition. She is a member of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies and of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.

    Contributors

    Claudia Thomas Kairoff, Jennifer Keith, Jean I. Marsden, Molly Hand

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