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The Resource Romantic women writers, revolution and prophecy : rebellious daughters, 1786-1826, Orianne Smith

Romantic women writers, revolution and prophecy : rebellious daughters, 1786-1826, Orianne Smith

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Romantic women writers, revolution and prophecy : rebellious daughters, 1786-1826
Title
Romantic women writers, revolution and prophecy
Title remainder
rebellious daughters, 1786-1826
Statement of responsibility
Orianne Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Convinced that the end of the world was at hand, many Romantic women writers assumed the role of the female prophet to sound the alarm before the final curtain fell. Orianne Smith argues that their prophecies were performative acts in which the prophet believed herself to be authorized by God to bring about social or religious transformation through her words. Utilizing a wealth of archival material across a wide range of historical documents, including sermons, prophecies, letters and diaries, Orianne Smith explores the work of prominent women writers - from Hester Piozzi to Ann Radcliffe, from Helen Maria Williams to Anna Barbauld and Mary Shelley - through the lens of their prophetic influence. As this book demonstrates, Romantic women writers not only thought in millenarian terms, but they did so in a way that significantly alters our current critical view of the relations between gender, genre, and literary authority in this period." -- Publisher's description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Smith, Orianne
Dewey number
823.009/9287
Index
index present
LC call number
PR830.W6
LC item number
S65 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in Romanticism
Series volume
98
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  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Romanticism
  • Prophecy in literature
Label
Romantic women writers, revolution and prophecy : rebellious daughters, 1786-1826, Orianne Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: Reading and writing the end of the world -- Verbal magic: an etymology of female enthusiasm -- The second coming of Hester Lynch Piozzi -- I, being the representative of liberty: Helen Maria Williams and the utopian performative -- The passion of the gothic heroine: Ann Radcliffe and the origins of narrative -- Anna Barbauld as enlightenment prophet -- Prophesying tragedy: Mary Shelley and the end of Romanticism
Control code
816317245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9781107027060
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012040695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)816317245
Label
Romantic women writers, revolution and prophecy : rebellious daughters, 1786-1826, Orianne Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: Reading and writing the end of the world -- Verbal magic: an etymology of female enthusiasm -- The second coming of Hester Lynch Piozzi -- I, being the representative of liberty: Helen Maria Williams and the utopian performative -- The passion of the gothic heroine: Ann Radcliffe and the origins of narrative -- Anna Barbauld as enlightenment prophet -- Prophesying tragedy: Mary Shelley and the end of Romanticism
Control code
816317245
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9781107027060
Isbn Type
(hardback : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012040695
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)816317245

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