Poetic Sisters: Early Eighteenth-century Women Poets by Deborah KennedyPoetic Sisters: Early Eighteenth-century Women Poets by Deborah Kennedy

Poetic Sisters: Early Eighteenth-century Women Poets

byDeborah Kennedy

Paperback | June 6, 2014

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Poetic Sisters explores the personal and literary connections among five eighteenth-century women poets, who wrote on a wide variety of topics from serious religious poems to light-hearted verses on shopping. Anchored in the work of Anne Finch, author of "A Nocturnal Reverie," this book explores a female literary network and emphasizes the range and extent of these writers' poetic achievement and its resonance for the twenty-first century reader.
Deborah Kennedy is professor of English at Saint Mary's University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, where she specializes in British literature of the eighteenth century and the romantic period. She is the author of Helen Maria Williams and the Age of Revolution (Bucknell University Press) and she has published on a variety of subject...
Title:Poetic Sisters: Early Eighteenth-century Women PoetsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 8.99 × 6.05 × 0.94 inPublished:June 6, 2014Publisher:Bucknell University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1611485940

ISBN - 13:9781611485943


Table of Contents

Contents  List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Chapter One: Introducing the Poetic Sisters Chapter Two: "She Triumphs with a Song": The Poetry of Anne Finch, Countess of WinchilseaChapter Three: Singing Her Heart Out: Elizabeth Rowe Chapter Four: The Countess of Hertford and the Poetry of the English Landscape Chapter Five: Sarah Dixon, the Kentish Poetess Chapter Six: Mary Jones, the Oxford Poet Chapter Seven: Sisterly Muses Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

Poetic Sisters is a wonderfully accurate and clear map of the terrain of women's poetry in early eighteenth-century England. . .Professor Kennedy's book is classic literary criticism, one might almost say "Johnsonian" in that word's very best senses. . . .Kennedy's book is a testament to uncommon research and scholarship in discovering letters and searching manuscripts. And the book is a gift of accessibility to readers in its reprinting the full text of many of her poets' poems. Poetic Sisters is a major contribution to our understanding of early eighteenth-century English poetry.