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Women's Writing of the Early Modern Period: 1588-1688: An Anthology

Stephanie Hodgson-Wright

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Paper, 384 pages,
ISBN: 978-0-231-12785-1

August, 2002
Cloth, 384 pages,
ISBN: 978-0-231-12784-4



1588 Elizabeth I, Speech to the Troops at Tilbury

1589 Jane Anger, from Her Protection for Women

1592 Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, from A Discourse of Life and Death

1593 Elizabeth I, Speech at the Dissolving of Parliament

1601 Elizabeth I, The Golden Speech

1602 Mary Sidney Herbert, Countess of Pembroke, "A Dialogue between two shepherds, Thenot and Piers, in Praise of Astraea"

1611 Aemilia Lanyer, Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum

1613 Elizabeth Cary, The Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry

1617 Rachel Speght, from A Muzzle for Melastomus

1621 Lady Mary Wroth, Pamphilia to Amphilanthus

1630 Diana Primrose, from A Chain of Pearl

1642 Anne Stagg, et al., A True Copy of the Petition of Gentlewomen, and Tradesmen's Wives

1648 Elizabeth Poole, A Vision: Wherein is Manifested the Disease and Cure of the Kingdom

1654 Anna Trapnel, Strange and Wonderful News from Whitehall

1663 Mary Carleton, from The Case of Mary Carleton

1667 Katherine Philips, from Poems

1668 Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, The Convent of Pleasure

1673 Bathsua Makin, from An Essay to Revive the Ancient Education of Gentlewomen

1678 Anne Bradstreet, from Several Poems

1688 Aphra Behn, Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave

1688 Aphra Behn, The Widow Ranter, or The History of Bacon in Virginia


Biographical Notes


Index of themes

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About the Author

Stephanie Hodgson-Wright is lecturer in the department of English, University of Sunderland. She is the coauthor of Women and Dramatic Production, 1550-1700 and the editor of Elizabeth Cary’s Tragedy of Mariam, the Fair Queen of Jewry.

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