Published June 1, 1999
Reference - 2424 Pages
ISBN 9781851965144 - CAT# Y212047
Eighteenth-century Bluestocking women were, on the whole, an upper-class and politically and socially conservative group. For this reason, their writings have been largely neglected in feminist and literary history. In recent decades, however, feminist scholarship and criticism has retrieved the Bluestocking women from their marginal position in eighteenth-century literature. This work collects the principal writings of these women, together with a selection of their letters. Each volume is annotated and all texts are edited and reset. The collection will be of interest to students of eighteenth century history, literature, culture and gender studies.