The Poems and Prose of Mary, Lady Chudleigh by Mary, Lady Chudleigh

The Poems and Prose of Mary, Lady Chudleigh

byMary, Lady ChudleighEditorMargaret J.M. Ezell

Paperback | January 1, 1989

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The first edition of the collected poetry and prose of the Restoration feminist, Mary, Lady Chudleigh (1656-1710), this volume includes The Ladies Defence as well as her final prose meditations. New biographical and bibliographical information in the Introduction revises the existing accountsof her life and literary career. The volume makes available for the first time the complete range of Chudleigh's literary experiments and calls for a reassessment of the image of the woman writer of the Restoration. A friend of John Dryden and Mary Astell, Chudleigh experimented with a variety ofliterary forms, from satire to biblical paraphrase, but always maintained her belief in the importance of education for women and the necessity for self-determination.

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Margaret J.M. Ezell is at Texas AandM University.
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Title:The Poems and Prose of Mary, Lady ChudleighFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.27 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:January 1, 1989Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195083601

ISBN - 13:9780195083606

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"...a valuable addition to the growing number of "rescued" works by obscure female authors....The collected works in this volume reveal a lively, engaged mind, as comfortable with debating scientific and philosophical subjects as with penning a well-wrought verse reflecting a woman's point ofview on the issues."--Seventeenth Century News