Life-writings by British Women, 1660-1815: An Anthology
Carolyn A. Barros, Johanna M. Smith, Johanna M.. Smith, University Johanna M Smith
UPNE, 2000 - 418 pages
A wide array of documents, many of which have been unavailable since their original publication, is included: memoirs of individual and family life, travel narratives, letters, appeals for funds, testimonies of spiritual conversion, and scandalous memoirs. The writers represented here range from ladies to servants, from spinsters to courtesans, from actresses to poets, from wronged wives to wives of men engaged in British colonization.
A comprehensive introduction by the editors explores the material conditions of women's lives in Restoration and eighteenth-century Britain and critically examines the genre of autobiography. Each selection is preceded by an explanatory headnote that places the document in its historical, cultural, and social contexts.
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ANN LADY FANSHAWE 16251679
Ann Lady Fanshawe
MARY PENNINGTON 1616?1682
MARGARET FELL FOX 16141702
JANE HOSKENS 1693941760?
AGNES BEAUMONT 16521720
MARY CHURCHMAN 16541734
commonly callid Mother Ross
MARY TONKIN FL 17811783
GEORGE ANNE BELLAMY 1733?1788
JANE ELIZABETH MOORE 1738AFTER 1796
PHILLIPPINA BURTON HILL 1754?AFTER 179 1
ANN SHELDON FL 1787
ELIZABETH GOOCH 1756AFTER 1806
HANNAH ROBERTSON 17241806?
ANNA MARIA FALCONBRIDGE FL 1790s
MARY BLANDY 17201752
CHARLOTTE CHARKE 17131760
CATHERINE JEMMAT ?1766
LADY MARY WORTLEY MONTAGU 16891762
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
JEMIMA KINDERSLEY 17411809
ELIZA FAY 17561816
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