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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

British Women Writers of the Romantic Period

An Anthology of their Literary Criticism

ISBN 9780230205765
Publication Date January 2009
Formats Hardcover Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

This timely anthology offers a broad selection of critical texts - introductions, prefaces, periodical essays, literary reviews - written by women of the Romantic era. The collection offers fuel for some of the most topical debates in British Romantic period studies including professionalism, nationalism and the literary canon.

MARY A. WATERS is Associate Professor of English at Wichita State Univesity, USA.

List of Illustrations
Elizabeth Moody (1737-1814)
Anna Letitia Barbauld (1743-1825)
Charlotte Smith (1749-1806)
Elizabeth Inchbald (1753-1821)
Mary Robinson (1758-1800)
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
Mary Hays (1760-1843)
Joanna Baillie (1762-1851)
Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823)
Lucy Aikin(1781-1864)
Sydney Owenson (Lady Morgan; 1783-1859)
Maria Jane Jewsbury (1800-1833)
Letitia Landon (1802-1838)
Harriet Martineau (1802-1876)
Appendix: Featured Periodicals


A first-rate collection of texts. This anthology adds something really new and important to what is currently available by the women who were part of the Romantic-era literary community in Britain' - Stephen C. Behrendt, University of Nebraska, USA
'This impressive anthology of women's literary criticism of the Romantic period definitely fills a gap and is to be welcomed. Mary A. Waters has expertly drawn together a coherent selection of reviews and essays from the compendious periodicals and reprint editions of the nineteenth century, and has certainly succeeded in making these accessible to undergraduates as well as researchers, through light but clear annotation and headnotes' - Caroline Franklin, Swansea University, UK
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