Bluestocking Feminism: Writings of the Bluestocking Circle, 1738-90, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Bluestocking Feminism

Writings of the Bluestocking Circle, 1738-90, 1st Edition

By Elizabeth Eger

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2,424 pages

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pub: 1999-06-01
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Eighteenth-century Bluestocking women were, on the whole, an upper-class and politically and socially conservative group. For this reason, their writings have been largely neglected in feminist and literary history. In recent decades, however, feminist scholarship and criticism has retrieved the Bluestocking women from their marginal position in eighteenth-century literature. This work collects the principal writings of these women, together with a selection of their letters. Each volume is annotated and all texts are edited and reset. The collection will be of interest to students of eighteenth century history, literature, culture and gender studies.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh