Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 March 2005

296 Pages | 9 Illustrations, black & white

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719069178

Bookseller Code (06)


Early modern womens manuscript poetry

Jill Seal Millman and Gillian Wright

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The only currently available anthology of early modern women's writing to focus exclusively on manuscript material
  • Recent scholarship has emphasised the importance of manuscript composition and circulation for women in the period
  • Includes a carefully planned combination of well-known and less familiar women writers, making it suitable for use on university courses and as a resource for advanced postgraduates and specialists
  • Each section has a textual and biographical introduction placing the woman writer into her literary and historical context
  • A broad and useful introduction examines the phenomenon of manuscript writing
  • Makes a generous selection of women's manuscript poetry generally available in the public domain for the first time

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