Autobiography and Gender in Early Modern Literature: Reading Womens Lives, 1600-1680 by Sharon Cadman SeeligAutobiography and Gender in Early Modern Literature: Reading Womens Lives, 1600-1680 by Sharon Cadman Seelig

Autobiography and Gender in Early Modern Literature: Reading Womens Lives, 1600-1680

bySharon Cadman Seelig

Paperback | October 29, 2009

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Early modern autobiographies and diaries provide a unique insight into women's lives and how they remembered, interpreted and represented their experiences. Sharon Seelig analyzes the writings of six seventeenth-century women: diaries by Margaret Hoby and Anne Clifford, more extended narratives by Lucy Hutchinson, Ann Fanshawe, and Anne Halkett, and the extraordinarily varied and self-dramatizing publications of Margaret Cavendish. Combining an original account of the development of autobiography with analysis of the texts, Seelig explores the relation between the writers' choices of genre and form and the stories they chose to tell.
Title:Autobiography and Gender in Early Modern Literature: Reading Womens Lives, 1600-1680Format:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:October 29, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521121647

ISBN - 13:9780521121644

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Table of Contents

Introduction: mapping the territory; 1. Margaret Hoby: the stewardship of time; 2. The construction of a life: the diaries of Lady Anne Clifford; 3. Pygmalion's image: the lives of Lucy Hutchinson; 4. Ann Fanshawe, private historian; 5. Romance and respectability: the autobiography of Anne Halkett; 6. Margaret Cavendish: shy person to blazing empress; Conclusion: 'the life of me'; Bibliography.

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"This is a book rich in details from, and suggestive strategies for reading, early modern women's texts." - Ellen Moody, George Mason University