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Eger, Elizabeth
Bluestockings : women of reason from Enlightenment to Romanticism / Elizabeth Eger
Alternate Title Women of reason from Enlightenment to Romanticism
Basingstoke, England ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2010
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 4th Floor  PR113 .E45 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism
English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Feminism and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Women -- Great Britain -- Intellectual life -- 18th century
Women intellectuals -- Great Britain
Literary patrons -- Great Britain
Physical Description xiii, 275 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-269) and index
Contents Introduction : The nine living muses of Great Britain -- Living muses : the female icon -- The bluestocking salon : patronage, correspondence and conversation -- 'Female champions' : women critics of Shakespeare -- The bluestocking legacy in the Romantic era
Summary "Bluestockings participated in the first wide-scale creation of a national culture. Exploring the tension between individual and collective models of authorship, Eger draws on visual and printed materials and unpublished manuscripts to argue for the enduring relevance of rational argument in the history of womens' writing"--Provided by publisher
Series Palgrave studies in the Enlightenment, romanticism and cultures of print

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