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Women, Authorship and Literary Culture 1690–1740


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction: Relocating Women’s Literary History

  3. Women and Authorship

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Sarah Prescott
      Pages 15-38
  4. Authorship and Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
  5. The Literary Career of Elizabeth Singer Rowe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Sarah Prescott
      Pages 141-166
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-237

About this book


Sarah Prescott discusses the careers of a number of key women writers of the period from 1690 to 1740, exploring the role played by geographical location, literary circles, patronage, the literary marketplace, and subscription publication in shaping patterns of female authorship. The volume also provides a wealth of detail about the circumstances which affected the careers of individual women as well as investigating the marketing, reception, and self-representation of women writers in general.


bibliography culture gender history history of literature individual living marketing play poetics women

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of WalesAberystwythUK

About the authors

SARAH PRESCOTT is a Lecturer in English at the University of Wales. She is the author of several articles on early eighteenth-century women's writing and has co-edited a collection of essays, Women and Poetry, 1660-1750, also available from Palgrave Macmillan.

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