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Eighteenth Century Women: An Anthology by…

Eighteenth Century Women: An Anthology

by Bridget Hill (Editor)

Other authors: William Alexander (Contributor), Mary Astell (Contributor), James Boswell (Contributor), Hester Chapone (Contributor), Daniel Defoe (Contributor)17 more, Maria Edgeworth (Contributor), Henry Fielding (Contributor), James Fordyce (Contributor), John Gregory (Contributor), Jonas Hanway (Contributor), Mary Hays (Contributor), Catherine Macaulay (Contributor), Bernard de Mandeville (Contributor), Delariviere Manley (Contributor), Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (Contributor), Hannah More (Contributor), Sarah Pennington (Contributor), Francis Place (Contributor), Priscilla Wakefield (Contributor), Wettenhall Wilkes (Contributor), Mary Wollstonecraft (Contributor), Arthur Young (Contributor)

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When it was first published in 1984, this book filled an acknowledged gap in the social history of the period and made available hitherto inaccessible sources. The work draws on newspapers and journals, memoirs, diaries, courtesy books, county surveys and records, but also on the literature of the period, its novels, poetry and plays. It examines the role assigned to women in eighteenth-century society and the education thought fitting to perform it. It looks at attitudes to courtship and marriage, chastity and sexual passion. It explores the role of women as wives and mothers, as spinsters and widows, and focuses on the living and working experience of women whether in the home, agriculture, industry or domestic service. It contrasts the expectations of the rich and the poor, the leisured lady and the underpaid female agricultural labourer, the unmarried mother and the prostitute.… (more)



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Hill, BridgetEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Alexander, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Astell, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Boswell, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chapone, HesterContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Defoe, DanielContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Edgeworth, MariaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fielding, HenryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fordyce, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gregory, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hanway, JonasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hays, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Macaulay, CatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mandeville, Bernard deContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Manley, DelariviereContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Montagu, Lady Mary WortleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
More, HannahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pennington, SarahContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Place, FrancisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wakefield, PriscillaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilkes, WettenhallContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wollstonecraft, MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Young, ArthurContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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