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English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches (Cambridge Library Collection - Women's Writing)

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The Irish novelist Julia Kavanagh (1824-1877) published English Women of Letters in two volumes in 1862. The work, which formed a pair with French Women of Letters (1862), traces the contribution of English women writers, from the seventeenth century to the nineteenth, to the development and formation of the modern novel. Volume 1 contains biographical sketches of five female authors followed by evaluations of their most important works: Aphra Behn (1640-1689) and Oroonoko; Sarah Fielding (1710-1768) and David Simple; Madame D'Arblay (1752-1840), also known as Fanny Burney, and Evelina and Cecilia; Charlotte Smith (1749-1806) and Emmeline, Ethelinda and The Old Manor House; and Ann Radcliff (1764-1823), and four of her gothic novels. This important work brought to attention in the Victorian mind the importance of these writers. It has served for many generations of English literature students as a biographical companion to women writers.

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This excellent biographical companion to women novelists brought to attention in the Victorian mind the literary importance of women writers.

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First published in 1863, this work by Julia Kavanagh traces the contribution of English women writers from the seventeenth century to the development of the modern novel. Volume 1 contains biographical sketches and evaluates the work of Aphra Behn, Sarah Fielding, Madame D'Arblay (Fanny Burney), Charlotte Smith and Ann Radcliff.

Table of Contents

1. Aphra Behn; 2. Oroonoko; 3. Miss Fielding - David Simple; 4. Madame D'Arblay; 5. Evelina; 6. Cecilia; 7. Mrs. Charlotte Smith; 8. Emmeline. Ethelinda. The Old Manor House; 9. Mrs. Radcliffe; 10. The Sicilian Romance. The Romance of the Forest; 11. The Mysteries of Udolpho. The Italian.

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ISBN:
9781108020534
Author:
Kavanagh, Julia
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Women's Writing English Women of Letters 2 Volume Set
Series Volume:
Volume 1
Publication Date:
20100731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
342
Dimensions:
5.51x8.50x.76 in. .96 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , First published in 1863, this work by Julia Kavanagh traces the contribution of English women writers from the seventeenth century to the development of the modern novel. Volume 1 contains biographical sketches and evaluates the work of Aphra Behn, Sarah Fielding, Madame D'Arblay (Fanny Burney), Charlotte Smith and Ann Radcliff.
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