Catharine Trotter: An Early Modern Writer in the Vanguard of Feminism

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Ashgate, Jan 1, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 279 pages
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"The wide sweep of Kelley's study foregrounds certain critical concerns which demonstrably shaped Trotter's writing throughout, most notably the importance of rational integrity as an ethical position, and especially the significance of principled rationality as a route toward empowerment for women. Using material from Trotter's original, unpublished letters, Kelley discusses her work in the context of the period and the circle of intellectuals with whom she was in contact, such as playwrights William Congreve, George Granville, and George Farquhar, as well as philosopher John Locke." "This reading not only provides a social, political and epistemological landscape within which to situate her writing, but also fleshes out the life of the woman writer in a period which saw the burgeoning of published work by women."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Constructing Catharine Trotter
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The Adventures of a Young Lady
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The Drama in Context
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Copyright

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