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The Resource Women writers and the Edinburgh enlightenment, Pam Perkins, (electronic resource)

Women writers and the Edinburgh enlightenment, Pam Perkins, (electronic resource)

Label
Women writers and the Edinburgh enlightenment
Title
Women writers and the Edinburgh enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
Pam Perkins
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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BTCTA
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Perkins, Pamela Ann
LC call number
PR4739.H164
LC item number
Z814 2010
Series statement
Scottish cultural review of language and literature
Series volume
v. 15
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  • Hamilton, Elizabeth
  • Grant, Anne MacVicar
  • Johnstone, C. I.
  • Scottish fiction
Summary expansion
This volume provides an overview of women writers in the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Edinburgh literary world. Its main focus is on the careers of three women - Elizabeth Hamilton, Anne Grant, and Christian Isobel Johnstone - who were both successful and influential in their own day, although they have tended to be overlooked in later literary history. Hamilton's work is discussed in the contexts of her lifelong interest in moral philosophy and educational theory, while Grant, admired in her day for her letters, essays, and poetry about the Highlands, is read through eighteenth-century theories of cultural history and primitivism. Johnstone, probably the most obscure of the three today, was perhaps the most influential at the time because of her role as editor of a series of political periodicals; her fiction and journalistic work is examined in the context of the early nineteenth-century Edinburgh magazines
Label
Women writers and the Edinburgh enlightenment, Pam Perkins, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-313) and index
Contents
Excellent women, and not too blue : women writers in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Edinburgh -- Enlightening the female mind : education, sociability, and the literary woman in the work of Elizabeth Hamilton -- Incongruous things : primitivism and professionalism in the work of Anne Grant -- Scarcely known to fame : the literary identities of Christian Isobel Johnstone -- Modesty, money, and nostalgia : narratives of women's writing in Edinburgh's "age of greatness"
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000431340
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9789042031371
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011453991
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000431340
Label
Women writers and the Edinburgh enlightenment, Pam Perkins, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-313) and index
Contents
Excellent women, and not too blue : women writers in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Edinburgh -- Enlightening the female mind : education, sociability, and the literary woman in the work of Elizabeth Hamilton -- Incongruous things : primitivism and professionalism in the work of Anne Grant -- Scarcely known to fame : the literary identities of Christian Isobel Johnstone -- Modesty, money, and nostalgia : narratives of women's writing in Edinburgh's "age of greatness"
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000431340
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9789042031371
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011453991
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000431340

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