Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 May 2014

268 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719095580

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Womens Work

Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830

Jennie Batchelor

Published by Manchester University Press

  • First book to address the subject of work in relation to the lives of non-labouring-class women writers
  • Throws new light upon texts, authors and their relationships and suggests new ways of mapping women's literary history in this period and in others
  • Shows how eighteenth-century women writers played an instrumental role in a series of debates - including the gendering of the division of labour
  • Sustained treatments of the works and long careers of a range of writers, some of whom are now canonical (Mary Wollstonecraft), some of whom are emerging as key figures (Sarah Scott and Charlotte Smith) and some of whom are virtually unknown today

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