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English Women of Letters

English Women of Letters
Biographical Sketches
2 Volume Set


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Literary Studies

  • Date Published: September 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108020558

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  • The Irish novelist Julia Kavanagh (1824–1877) published English Women of Letters in two volumes in 1862. The work, which formed a pair with French Women of Letters (1862), traces the contribution of English women writers, from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth, to the development and formation of the modern novel. These volumes contain biographical sketches of various female authors followed by evaluations of their most important works. Volume 1 begins with Aphra Behn (1640–1840) and Oroonoko and finishes with Ann Radcliff (1764–1823), and four of her gothic novels. Volume 2 analyses the work of another five writers, from Elizabeth Inchbald (1753–1821) and Jane Austen (1775–1817) to Lady Morgan (c.1776–1859). This important work brought to attention in the Victorian mind the importance of these writers. It has served for many generations of English literature students as a biographical companion to women writers.

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    • Date Published: September 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108020558
    • dimensions: 320 x 250 x 70 mm
    • weight: 1.2kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Aphra Behn
    2. Oroonoko
    3. Miss Fielding - David Simple
    4. Madame D'Arblay
    5. Evelina
    6. Cecilia
    7. Mrs. Charlotte Smith
    8. Emmeline. Ethelinda. The Old Manor House
    9. Mrs. Radcliffe
    10. The Sicilian Romance. The Romance of the Forest
    11. The Mysteries of Udolpho. The Italian. Volume 2:
    1. Mrs. Inchbald
    2. A Simple Story
    3. Miss Edgeworth
    4. Castle Rackrent. Belinda
    5. Tales of Fashionable Life
    6. Miss Austen
    7. Miss Austen's six novels
    8. Mrs. Opie
    9. Father and Daughter. Adeline Mowbray
    10. Lady Morgan
    11. The Wild Irish Girl. O'Donnel.

  • Author

    Julia Kavanagh

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