Brilliant Women: 18th-century Bluestockings
Elizabeth Eger, Lucy Peltz
National Portrait Gallery, 2008 - England - 159 pages
Through a fascinating narrative and 65 illustrations, including portraits, prints and caricatures, the extraordinary vigour of the bluestockings, 18th-century foremother to feminism, is rediscovered. In addition, inspirational women in the public eye today contribute their thoughts on the legacy of the bluestockings.
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