Demonstrating the breadth and scope of women’s writing in the Romantic period, this collection covers a variety of topics ranging across polemical treatises, private correspondence, philosophical and historical disquisitions, and poetry and prose fiction.
Helping to contextualise the areas discussed, the collection includes a general introduction by the editor, which traces the history of criticism in the field, and thus current definitions of "Women and Romanticism", before going on to discuss the contents of each volume.
Table of Contents
Volume 1: Introduction and contemporary accounts of the state of women's writing and the political/ artistic/ aesthetic goals of Romantic women writers Volume 2: Political Treatises Excerpts and whole texts by authors including Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Ann Radcliffe, Priscilla Wakefield, Mary Hays and Mary Robinson Volume 3: Women's writing on History, Religion, and Philanthropy Excerpts and whole texts by authors including Hannah More, Mary Hays and Lucy Aiken Volume 4: Poetry
Selections from Charlotte Smith, Felicia Hemans, Letitia Landon and others Volume 5: Material conditions of publication and female authorship