The Works of Mary Leapor

Hardcover | April 28, 2004

byMary LeaporEditorRichard Greene, Ann Messenger

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Mary Leapor (1722-1746) was the kitchen-maid daughter of a Northamptonshire gardener. In the past 15 years, her works have been recovered from deep obscurity and she has been widely recognized as possibly the most important woman poet of the eighteenth century. This new edition, the first in250 years, provides an accurate text of all her known works, including prose and drama. The volume has a substantial introduction summarizing all that is known of her life and providing an over-view of current scholarship. It also provides textual notes and detailed commentary on individual works.This long-anticipated edition is expected to become a landmark in eighteenth-century studies.

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Mary Leapor (1722-1746) was the kitchen-maid daughter of a Northamptonshire gardener. In the past 15 years, her works have been recovered from deep obscurity and she has been widely recognized as possibly the most important woman poet of the eighteenth century. This new edition, the first in250 years, provides an accurate text of all h...

Richard Greene was born in 1961 in St. John's, Newfoundland. He took a BA in English from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1983. He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, in 1984, and was granted his doctorate in English in 1991. From 1990-1995, he taught at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Since 1995, he has taught at the U...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:April 28, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198182929

ISBN - 13:9780198182924

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PrefaceIntroductionTo JohnTo the ReaderTEXTSLetters, etc. written by Mrs LeaporTextual NotesCommentary