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Other British Voices

Women, Poetry, and Religion, 1766–1840

  • Authors

Part of the Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters book series (19CMLL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Timothy Whelan
    Pages 1-7
  3. Timothy Whelan
    Pages 53-86
  4. Timothy Whelan
    Pages 87-126
  5. Timothy Whelan
    Pages 127-153
  6. Timothy Whelan
    Pages 155-197
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 199-265

About this book


This volume discusses the lives and writings of five nonconformist women who comprised the heart of a vibrant literary circle in England between 1760 and 1840. Whelan shows these women's keen awareness and often radical viewpoints on contemporary issues connected to politics, religion, gender, and the Romantic sensibility.


England gender poetry Romanticism women

About the authors

Timothy Whelan is Professor in the English Department at Georgia Southern University.

Bibliographic information


“Timothy Whelan brings to this volume a formidable reputation as editor and interpreter of English female authors of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, having presided over the eight-volume edition of Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720–1840 … . we have cause to thank Professor Whelan for bringing to the attention of historians a wider range of primary sources, including many still in manuscript, for the religious nonconformity of this period than was previously available.” (G. M. Ditchfield, The Journal of the Historical Association, October, 2016)