The Literary Career and Legacy of Elizabeth Cary, 1613–1680

  • Heather Wolfe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Heather Wolfe
      Pages 1-13
  3. The Tragedy of Mariam

  4. Edward II

  5. Other Writings

  6. Litreary Patronage and Legacies

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-258

About this book


This is the first book to study the work and influence of Elizabeth Cary, author of the first original play by a woman to be printed in English, The Tragedyie of Mariam (1613). Previous criticism focused concentrated on this and The History of Edward II , this volume incorporates critical and historical analyses of other genres too.


death discourse English gender history history of literature lyric play tragedy

Editors and affiliations

  • Heather Wolfe
    • 1
  1. 1.Folger Shakespeare LibraryUSA

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