Publisher description for Women and literature in Britain, 1700-1800 / edited by Vivien Jones.

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Counter Women and Literature in Britain, 1700-1800 is unique in providing an authoritative, up-to-date overview of eighteenth-century women's writing and its contexts. The contributors are well-known feminist literary critics, cultural historians and historians of publishing. They discuss the construction of women, and women's writing across a wide range of genres, including essays on ideas of femininity, women and race, changing family structures, women and the law, and women as publishers and as readers. This book will be an invaluable resource both for students and experts in the field.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: English literature Women authors History and criticism, Women and literature Great Britain History 18th century, English literature 18th century History and criticism, Great Britain Intellectual life 18th century, Women intellectuals Great Britain