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Woman's Wit

Popular Culture's Animadversions on Women and Expressions of Female Intelligence in Magazine Literature, 1730-1805. Studies in British & American Magazines v. 22

Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Mar 2003
Dimensions: h 235mm
ISBN-10: 0773468749
ISBN-13: 9780773468740
Barcode No: 9780773468740
Synopsis
Critics and scholars enter the literary magazine s of the eighteenth century knowing that anonymity was a general rule for contributors and that editors were frequently unscrupulous in suggesting that articles by their paid hacks were original contributions from established authors. The pseudonym subscribed to a composition was, perhaps, as often assigned by the editor as chosen by the contributor. This collection of prose and verse is intended to alert the modern reader to some of the Seldom heard voices of women.

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