1st Edition

Living by the Pen
Women Writers in the Eighteenth Century

ISBN 9780415111966
Published April 7, 1994 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

Living by the Pen traces the pattern of the development of women's fiction from 1696 to 1796 and offers an interpretation of its distinctive features. It focuses upon the writers rather than their works, and identifies professional novelists. Through examination of the extra-literary context, and particularly the publishing market, the book asks why and how women earned a living by the pen.

Cheryl Turner has researched and lectured widely in the field of eighteenth-century women's writing.