Selected Writings of Judith Sargent Murray

Paperback | April 1, 1992

byJudith Sargent MurrayEditorSharon M. Harris

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As a novelist, essayist, dramatist, and poet, Judith Sargent Murray candidly and often humorously asserted her opinions about the social and political conditions of women in late eighteenth-century America. As a committed feminist, she urged American women to enter a "new era in femalehistory," yet published some of her own writings under a man's name in hopes of more widely disseminating her ideas. In addition to her literary endeavors Murray was a prolific letter-writer, and revealed in her correspondence, as elsewhere, her unwavering commitment to human rights. Also duringthis period, Murray produced numerous sketches of celebrated female contemporaries and her major work, The Gleaner. With selections from The Gleaner and Murray's other publications, this latest addition to the Women Writers in English series unearths an important early feminist voice, one that should engage the intellect and imagination of readers both inside and outside the academy.

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As a novelist, essayist, dramatist, and poet, Judith Sargent Murray candidly and often humorously asserted her opinions about the social and political conditions of women in late eighteenth-century America. As a committed feminist, she urged American women to enter a "new era in femalehistory," yet published some of her own writings un...

Sharon Harris is a Professor of English at University of Nebraska

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 5.43 × 8.19 × 0.91 inPublished:April 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195100387

ISBN - 13:9780195100389

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"The anthology will prove useful for courses in literature, women's studies, and history....Scholars working on women's literature and history will find it a valuable starting point. Together with Mulford's edition of Stockton and Harris's own selection of Murray's writings, this collectionpromised to open exciting new avenues in the study of early American women writers."--William and Mary Quarterly