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The History of British Women’s Writing, 1750–1830

  • Editors
  • Jacqueline M. Labbe

Part of the The History of British Women’s Writing book series (HBWW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Introduction: Defining ‘Women’s Writing’; or, Writing ‘The History’

  3. 1750–1830: Overviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Michelle Levy
      Pages 29-46
    3. Katherine Turner
      Pages 47-60
  4. 1700–1800: Revolutions in Female Writing

  5. 1800–1830: Worlds of Writing

About this book


This period witnessed the first full flowering of women's writing in Britain. This illuminating volume features leading scholars who draw upon the last 25 years of scholarship and textual recovery to demonstrate the literary and cultural significance of women in the period, discussing writers such as Austen, Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley.


Eighteenth Century Nineteenth Century Women's writing English literature fiction gender Great Britain Jane Austen ode Percy Bysshe Shelley poem poetry psyche Romanticism Victorian era women

About the authors

Jennie Batchelor, Senior Lecturer in English and American Literature, University of Kent, UK Stephen C. Behrendt, George Holmes Distinguished University Professor of English, University of Nebraska, USA Betsy Bolton, Professor of English Literature, Swarthmore College, USA Deirdre Coleman, Robert Wallace Chair of English, University of Melbourne, Australia Stuart Curran, Vartan Gregorian Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, USA Kate Davies, Senior Lecturer in the School of English, Newcastle University, UK Harriet Guest, Professor in the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies and the Department of English and Related Literature, University of York, UK Donna Landry, Professor of English and American Literature, University of Kent, UK Harriet Kramer Linkin, Professor of English Literature, New Mexico State University, USA Michelle Levy, Associate Professor in the Department of English, Simon Fraser University, Canada Olivia Murphy, DPhil candidate, Worcester College, Oxford University UK Sarah Prescott, Senior Lecturer in English, Department of English and Creative Writing, Aberystwyth University, UK Diego Saglia, Associate, Professor of English Literature, University of Parma, Italy Betty A. Schellenburg, Professor of English, Simon Fraser University, Canada Katherine Turner, Associate Professor of English, Mary Baldwin College, USA

Bibliographic information


'...this volume is essential reading for scholars working in the field, and a superb introduction for those new to it.' - Benjamin Dabby, Victoriographies

'...this important collection reflects the great diversity and ingenuity of women's literary contributions in this period, their readiness to ask 'big questions' and the ideational connections which they themselves generated in the intellectual networks in which they worked.' - Christina Davidson, Women: A Cultural Review