English Women's Voices, 1540-1700

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Charlotte F. Otten
Florida International University Press, 1992 - Literary Criticism - 421 pages
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This collection presents an array of women's non-fiction writings from 1540 to 1700, its focus being not on females writing literature, but on the actual lives of women in society, described in their own words. The extracts are taken from diaries, letters, sermons, pamphlets, formal petitions, health manuals, trial records, biographies and autobiographies, and the book is organized around themes such as health care, religion, politics, marriage and education, adopting an approach that cuts across genre and chronology.

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