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Eighteenth Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology


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In the first decade of the eighteenth century, only two women published collections of verse. By the 1790s, more than thirty had done so. Yet, in the two intervening centuries, most of that verse has disappeared from view--now either ignored or forgotten. This delightful anthology takes us back to Augustan England, introducing over one hundred of these lost poets from Lady Mary Chudleigh and Octavia Walsh to Mary Locke and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. Their poetry speaks with vigor and immediacy, in a range ...

Eighteenth Century Women Poets: An Oxford Anthology 1990, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192827753

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