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Batchelor, Jennie, 1976-
Women's work : labour, gender, authorship, 1750-1830 / Jennie Batchelor
Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, c2010
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 4th Floor  PR830.L3 B38 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism
Working class women in literature
Labor in literature
Women in literature
Working class women -- England -- History -- 18th century
Working class women -- England -- History -- 19th century
Women -- Employment -- Great Britain -- History -- 18th century
Women -- Employment -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Women -- England -- Social conditions -- 18th century
Women -- England -- Social conditions -- 19th century
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 18th century
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description x, 249 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographic references (p. [232]-244) and index
Contents Introduction : lifting the veil of 'inchantment' -- The 'gift' of work : labour, narrative and community in the novels of Sarah Scott -- Somebody's story: Charlotte Smith and the work of writing -- The 'business' of a women's life and the making of the female philosopher : the works of Mary Wollstonecraft -- Women writers, the popular press and the Literary Fund, 1790-1830 -- Coda : reading labour and writing women's literary history
Note This text challenges influential accounts about gender and the novel by revealing the complex ways in which labour informed the lives and writing of a number of middling and genteel women authors publishing between 1750 to 1830

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