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The Resource Eighteenth-century women's writing and the 'scandalous memoir', Caroline Breashears

Eighteenth-century women's writing and the 'scandalous memoir', Caroline Breashears

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Eighteenth-century women's writing and the 'scandalous memoir'
Title
Eighteenth-century women's writing and the 'scandalous memoir'
Statement of responsibility
Caroline Breashears
Title variation
18th century women's writing and the 'scandalous memoir'
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Language
eng
Summary
This book contributes to the literary history of eighteenth-century women's life writings, particularly those labeled "scandalous memoirs." It examines how the evolution of this subgenre was shaped partially by several innovative memoirs that have received only modest critical attention. Breashears argues that Madame de La Touche's Apologie and her friend Lady Vane's Memoirs contributed to the crystallization of this sub-genre at mid-century, and that Lady Vane's collaboration with Tobias Smollett in The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle resulted in a brilliant experiment in the relationship between gender and genre. It demonstrates that the Memoirs of Catherine Jemmat incorporated influential new strategies for self-justification in response to changing kinship priorities, and that Margaret Coghlan's Memoirs introduced revolutionary themes that created a hybrid: the political scandalous memoir. This book will therefore appeal to scholars interested in life writing, women's history, genre theory, and eighteenth-century British literature. -- Amazon.com
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YDX
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Breashears, Caroline
Dewey number
820.9/9287
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Palgrave pivot
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  • English prose literature
  • Women and literature
  • English prose literature
  • Scandals
  • Great Britain
  • English prose literature
  • English prose literature
  • Scandals
  • Social conditions
  • Women and literature
  • Great Britain
Label
Eighteenth-century women's writing and the 'scandalous memoir', Caroline Breashears
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-118) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Innovation in the "scandalous memoir" -- The business of pleasure: the life writings of Lady Vane and Madame de La Touche -- Novel memoirs: The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle and Memoirs of a Lady of Quality -- The family, sex, and scandal: Catherine Jemmat's Memoirs -- "My country is the world!" Margaret Coghlan's revolutionary Memoirs
Control code
959592855
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 121 pages
Isbn
9783319486543
Lccn
2016958525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959592855
Label
Eighteenth-century women's writing and the 'scandalous memoir', Caroline Breashears
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-118) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Innovation in the "scandalous memoir" -- The business of pleasure: the life writings of Lady Vane and Madame de La Touche -- Novel memoirs: The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle and Memoirs of a Lady of Quality -- The family, sex, and scandal: Catherine Jemmat's Memoirs -- "My country is the world!" Margaret Coghlan's revolutionary Memoirs
Control code
959592855
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
vii, 121 pages
Isbn
9783319486543
Lccn
2016958525
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)959592855

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