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The Resource Mary Leapor : a study in Eighteenth-Century women's poetry, Richard Greene

Mary Leapor : a study in Eighteenth-Century women's poetry, Richard Greene

Label
Mary Leapor : a study in Eighteenth-Century women's poetry
Title
Mary Leapor
Title remainder
a study in Eighteenth-Century women's poetry
Statement of responsibility
Richard Greene
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mary Leapor (1722-1746), a Northamptonshire kitchen maid, produced a substantial body of exceptional poetry which was only published after her early death at the age of twenty-four. This is a timely examination of the work of a poet who has remained almost forgotten for 200 years." "Leapor is one of many gifted poets, mainly women and labourers, whose work stands outside the traditional canon of eighteenth-century verse. Richard Greene draws on extensive primary research to present substantial new information about Leapor's life. He discusses her protests against the injustices suffered by women and the poor, her attempts to gain an education, and the influence that illness and the expectation of an early death had upon her writing." "Throughout, Leapor is seen in relation both to the mainstream poets of her time and to those whom literary history has consigned to obscurity. Mary Leapor: A Study in Eighteenth-Century Women's Poetry thus not only provides insight into the work of a single neglected woman poet, but offers a sometimes surprising perspective on the literary history of the 'Age of Pope and Johnson'."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greene, Richard
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poets, English
  • Women and literature
  • Women poets, English
  • Leapor, Mary
Label
Mary Leapor : a study in Eighteenth-Century women's poetry, Richard Greene
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [214]-234) 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
Biography and reputation -- Problems of the woman poet -- A labouring poet -- Primitivism and education -- Poetry and the last things -- Conclusion -- Appendix: The Weston Hall Library
Control code
26398910
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 243 pages
Isbn
9780198119883
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1519178
Label
Mary Leapor : a study in Eighteenth-Century women's poetry, Richard Greene
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [214]-234) 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
Biography and reputation -- Problems of the woman poet -- A labouring poet -- Primitivism and education -- Poetry and the last things -- Conclusion -- Appendix: The Weston Hall Library
Control code
26398910
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 243 pages
Isbn
9780198119883
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1519178

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