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The Resource Poetic sisters : early eighteenth-century women poets, Deborah Kennedy

Poetic sisters : early eighteenth-century women poets, Deborah Kennedy

Label
Poetic sisters : early eighteenth-century women poets
Title
Poetic sisters
Title remainder
early eighteenth-century women poets
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Kennedy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Poetic Sisters, Deborah Kennedy explores the personal and literary connections among five early eighteenth-century women poets: Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea; Elizabeth Singer Rowe; Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford; Sarah Dixon; and Mary Jones. Richly illustrated and elegantly written, this book brings the eighteenth century to life, presenting a diverse range of material from serious religious poems to amusing verses on domestic life. The work of Anne Finch, author of "A Nocturnal Reverie," provides the cornerstone for this well informed study. But it was Elizabeth Rowe who achieved international fame for her popular religious writings. Both women influenced the Countess of Hertford, who wrote about the beauty of nature centuries before modern Earth Day celebrations. Sarah Dixon, a middle-class writer from Kent, had a strong moral outlook and stood up for those whose voices needed to be heard, including her own. Finally, Mary Jones, who lived in Oxford, was praised for both her genius and her sense of humour. Poetic Sisters presents a fascinating female literary network, revealing the bonds of a shared vocation that unites these writers. It also traces their literary afterlife from the eighteenth century to the present day, with references to contemporary culture, demonstrating how their work resonates with new generations of readers."--Publisher's website
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennedy, Deborah
Dewey number
821/.5099287
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR555.W6
LC item number
K46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Transits: literature, thought & culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • English poetry
Label
Poetic sisters : early eighteenth-century women poets, Deborah Kennedy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the poetic sisters -- She triumphs with a song: The poetry of Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea -- Singing her heart out: Elizabeth Rowe -- The Countess of Hertford and the poetry of the English landscape -- Sarah Dixon, the Kentish poetess -- Mary Jones, the Oxford poet -- Sisterly muses
Control code
808244896
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 303 pages, 12 pages of plates
Isbn
9781611484854
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012032356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)808244896
Label
Poetic sisters : early eighteenth-century women poets, Deborah Kennedy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introducing the poetic sisters -- She triumphs with a song: The poetry of Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea -- Singing her heart out: Elizabeth Rowe -- The Countess of Hertford and the poetry of the English landscape -- Sarah Dixon, the Kentish poetess -- Mary Jones, the Oxford poet -- Sisterly muses
Control code
808244896
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 303 pages, 12 pages of plates
Isbn
9781611484854
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012032356
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)808244896

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