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The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England (Hardback)
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The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship, and the Life of the Mind in Eighteenth-Century England (Hardback)

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Hardback 360 Pages / Published: 30/08/1990
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In 1734 Swift wrote to Mary Granville: `A pernicious error prevails ... that it is the duty of your sex to be fools'. As Mrs Delaney she was to become one of a group of intelligent women who actively denied such a duty, and whose literary receptions drew in many of the finest minds of the day. This book traces the rise, development, and decline of the Bluestocking Circle between 1740 and 1800, through a close analysis of the lives and works of the women who made up the group. Drawing substantially on previously unpublished information and quoting widely from the group's letters to each other, Professor Myers supplies much fresh and important detail on the relationships, social lives, and writings of the Circle. The Bluestocking Circle examines a field rich in historical and literary interest, and significantly deepens our knowledge of eighteenth-century women writers.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198117674
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 570 g
Dimensions: 227 x 142 x 26 mm


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`excellent study of the eighteenth-century Blue Stockings ... This is an immensely enjoyable book which weighs into sexual politics and comes out preferring the naughty to the nice.' Janet Barron, Literary Review
`excellent study of the eighteenth-century Blue Stockings ... This is an immensely enjoyable book which weighs into sexual politics and comes out preferring the naughty to the nice.' Janet Barron, Literary Review

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