The hardships of the English laws in relation to wives. With an explanation of the original curse of subjection passed upon the woman. In an humble address to the legislature


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The Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives by Sarah Chapone


Author: Susan Paterson Glover
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317029283
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 128
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Susan Paterson Glover here presents, in modern type, a critical edition of the first printed work by an English woman writer, Sarah Chapone, on the inequity of the common law regime for married women. Glover's extended, original introduction provides an account of Chapone's life; a discussion of the influence of Mary Astell's work on Chapone's thought and work; and a review of the legal status of women in England's eighteenth century, with particular attention to marriage and the doctrine of coverture and the relations of women, law, and property. It concludes by acknowledging the importance of this text to any consideration of the evolution of a discourse of "rights" for women in the Anglo–American legal tradition, and its contribution to a movement for property rights and women's equality whose genesis is generally located in the legislative changes of the nineteenth century. The edition contains valuable appendices including, among other writings, excerpts from Chapone's correspondence with Samuel Richardson; excerpts of responses to Chapone's work from the Weekly Miscellany; and excerpts from contemporary legal literature. Also included is an annotated text of Chapone's pamphlet on the Muilman controversy, Remarks on Mrs. Muilman's Letter to the Right Honourable The Earl of Chesterfield (London, 1750).

Novel Relations

The Transformation of Kinship in English Literature and Culture, 1748–1818
Author: Ruth Perry
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139454438
Category: Literary Criticism
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Ruth Perry describes the transformation of the English family as a function of several major social changes taking place in the eighteenth century including the development of a market economy and waged labor, enclosure and the redistribution of land, urbanization, the 'rise' of the middle class, and the development of print culture. In particular, Perry traces the shift from a kinship orientation based on blood relations to a kinship axis constituted by conjugal ties as it is revealed in popular literature of the second half of the eighteenth century. Perry focuses particularly on the effect these changes had on women's position in families. She uses social history, literary analysis and anthropological kinship theory to examine texts by Samuel Richardson, Charlotte Lennox, Henry MacKenzie, Frances Burney, Jane Austen, and many others. This important study by a leading eighteenth-century scholar will be of interest to social and literary historians.

Legal Treatises

Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women, Series III, Part One
Author: Lynne A. Greenberg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351964518
Category: History
Page: 488
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The texts reproduced in facsimile in the three volumes of 'Legal Treatises' reconstruct the legal status of the early modern Englishwoman. To facilitate a reading of the treatises by broadly defining many of the laws discussed in great detail in the treatises, a general introduction to the laws of the period provides concise overviews of the structure of the English legal system; the legal education of practitioners of the law; the kinds of legal literature produced in the period; and the legal position of early modern Englishwomen. A bibliography of important secondary scholarship devoted to the early modern Englishwoman's legal position assists the reader in obtaining more specialized knowledge. In addition to the general introduction, a separate introduction to each of the reproduced works is provided, including information about each work's publication and authorship, intended audience, content and reception. In order to provide this framework for the years 1600-1750, this first volume of 'Legal Treatises' reproduces The Lawes Resolutions of Womens Rights (1632), the first known treatise devoted to the legal rights of women. 'The Womans Lawyer,' as the treatise's running headline and spine title read, was published anonymously in 1632; the title page fails to identify the original author of the work, and its authorship remains in question today. At over 400 pages, the text represents a massive effort of consolidation, organizing the disparate and hitherto uncompiled aspects of the common law applicable to women into a logical framework. It is unusual among early modern legal treatises in its stated goal of providing a 'popular kind of instruction' to its readers.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
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For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

The hardships of the English laws in relation to wives. With an explanation of the original curse of subjection passed upon the woman. In an humble address to the legislature


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A History of Women's Political Thought in Europe, 1700–1800


Author: Karen Green
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107085837
Category: History
Page: 312
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This book explores and examines the political philosophies of enlightenment women across Europe in the eighteenth century.

Reason and Religion in Clarissa

Samuel Richardson and 'the Famous Mr. Norris of Bemerton'
Author: E. Derek Taylor
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 0754695875
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 178
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Departing from traditional Lockean readings of Clarissa, E. Derek Taylor offers a new interpretation informed by the writings of Locke's first critic, John Norris. Alluded to throughout Richardson's novel, Norris's philosophical and religious ideas provide the rhetorical grounding for Clarissa, while the arguments on behalf of women by early feminists like Mary Astell (an intellectual ally of Norris) supply the combination of progressive feminism and conservative theology that animate the text.

Widowhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe


Author: Sandra Cavallo,Lyndan Warner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317882768
Category: History
Page: 286
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This new collection of essays brings together brand new research on widowhood in medieval and early modern Europe. The volume opens with an introductory chapter by the Editors which looks generally at the conditions and constructions of widowhood in this period. This is followed by a range of essays which illuminate different dimensions of widowhood across Europe - in England, Italy, France, Germany and Spain. A particular attraction of the volume is the attention given to widowers, and the comparisons made between the male and female experience of widowhood. It is an exciting reinterpretation of the subject which will do much to undo the traditional stereotype of the widow. Contributing to the volume are: Jodi Bilinkoff, Giulia Calvi, Sandra Cavallo, Isabelle Chabot, Julia Crick, Amy Erikson, Dagmar Freist, Elizabeth Foyster, Margaret Pelling, Pamela Sharpe,Tim Stretton, Barbara Todd, and Lyndan Warner.

The Feminist Companion to Literature in English

Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present
Author: Virginia Blain,Patricia Clements,Isobel Grundy
Publisher: London : B.T. Batsford
ISBN: N.A
Category: American literature
Page: 1231
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The first international guide to women writers in English, featuring both well-known and obscure women writers from the British Isles and North America as well as writers from the Caribbean, the South Pacific, Australia, Asia and Africa. It includes not only poets, dramatists and novelists, but also diarists, translators, and spiritual autobiographers. Most entries are biograhical but there are numerous topic entries as well. This book is the fruit of research by three editors and fifty specialist consultants.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: Chandler-Cleeve


Author: Henry Colin Gray Matthew,Brian Howard Harrison,British Academy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780198613619
Category: Biography
Page: 1006
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55,000 biographies of people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond, from the earliest times to the year 2002.

American Book Publishing Record


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The Early Modern Englishwoman

Series 3, Essential works for the study of early modern women. Legal treatises, 2 / selected and introd. by Lynne A. Greenberg
Author: Lynne A. Greenberg
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780754630173
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Family Law


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Category: Domestic relations
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The British National Bibliography


Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
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Category: English literature
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Selected Poems


Author: Charlotte Smith
Publisher: Carcanet Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 63
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After years of literary neglect, Charlotte Smith (1749–1806) is now being recognized as a major poet and modern figure whose Romantic sensibility is an expression of a specifically female experience. This selection provides an ideal introduction to the full range of her work, from her influential sonnets and poems for children to extracts from her French Revolution poem The Emigrants and the full text of her astonishing masterwork Beachy Head.

Polite Letters

The Correspondence of Mary Delany (1700-1788) and Francis North, Lord Guilford (1704-1790)
Author: Mrs. Delany (Mary),Francis North
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 145
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Previously unedited, the letters exchanged by Mary Delany (1700-1788), one of the most prolific women in eighteenth century English correspondence, and Lord Guilford (1704-1790), the father of one of England's most famous Prime Ministers, Lord North, provide new material on eighteenth-century England. The letters are a source of information about life at Court, since Lord Guilford was governor to Princes George and Edward, King George III's intimate friend and Queen Charlotte's treasurer, while Mary Delany was offered a lodging at Court where she resided from 1785 to her death. Everyday concerns are associated with such exceptional events as the Gordon riots or the assassination attempt on King George III. The letters also bear testimony to the epistolary context of the period: the manuscripts are examined and commented upon, the structure of the letters examined, the originality of the style questioned. Morover, the correspondence between a man and a woman permits to question the contact between the public and private spheres in the second half of the eighteenth century. The whole constitutes a valuable source for further historical, biographical or literary study. In the footnotes, the names of the people and places mentioned are sorted out, and various connections established to the writing and historical context. Quick navigation through the letters is made possible by two indices.

Women in early modern England, 1550-1720


Author: Sara Heller Mendelson,Patricia M. Crawford
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 480
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WOMEN IN EARLY MODERN ENGLAND is a survey of life as it was experienced by most Englishwomen during the 16th and 17th centuries. This fascinating and well-illustrated book reconstructs the mental and material world of Tudor and Stuart women, and it is sure to become a standard text on the subject. 49 illustrations.

Kaltblütig


Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: Kein & Aber AG
ISBN: 3036992340
Category: Fiction
Page: 544
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Im November 1959 wird in Holcomb, Kansas, die vierköpfige Familie Clutter brutal ermordet. Wenige Wochen später werden die Täter Dick Hickock und Perry Smith auf der Flucht geschnappt. Truman Capote erfährt aus der New York Times von dem Verbrechen und beschließt, am Tatort zu recherchieren. Er spricht mit Bekannten und Freunden der Familie, mit der Polizei. Schließlich erhält er Gelegenheit, mit den beiden Mördern zu reden. Mit der Zeit gelingt es ihm, so viel Nähe zu ihnen herzustellen, dass sie ihm präzise Innenansichten ihrer Seele erlauben. Fast sechs Jahre nach ihrer Tat begleitet er sie bis an den Galgen. Capotes herausragende Rekonstruktion eines Mordes wurde eine Sensation und begründete ein neues literarisches Genre: die "non-fiction novel", den Tatsachenroman. In einer atemberaubenden Sprache erzählt er, wie aus Menschen Mörder werden. Mit Kaltblütig landete Capote einen internationalen Bestseller.

DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY


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