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The Resource The epistolary muse. Women of letters in England and France, 1652-1802, Adrian Kempton

The epistolary muse. Women of letters in England and France, 1652-1802, Adrian Kempton

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The epistolary muse. Women of letters in England and France, 1652-1802
Title
The epistolary muse. Women of letters in England and France, 1652-1802
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Adrian Kempton
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Language
eng
Summary
Epistolary fiction was in full flower during the period from 1652 to 1802, featuring the masterworks of Guilleragues, Richardson, Rousseau and Laclos. This study traces the development of the art of letter-writing and familiar correspondence and its adaptation by women writers into a remarkable range of literary genres, both fictional and non-fictional. In addition to the better known categories of the monodic love-letter sequence and the polyphonic epistolary novel, these sub-genres include letter miscellanies, essays, travelogues, educational novels and verse epistles. To all these, women writers made a valuable, and sometimes totally original, contribution. Indeed, it could be said that it was essentially through letter-writing that women achieved literary recognition.00This volume examines each of these epistolary categories in turn, revealing how women writers from either country excelled in a particular genre: the French, for example, in the epistolary monody and fictional foreign correspondence, the English in the miscellany and verse epistle, and both in the polyphonic letter-novel. Finally, the study notes how, despite the rapid decline of epistolary fiction in the nineteenth century, a select number of letter-novels by American, English and French women writers still continue to be published
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ERASA
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Kempton, Adrian
Dewey number
810/820
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR858.E65
LC item number
E65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
European Connections
Series volume
39
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  • English fiction
  • Women and literature
  • English fiction
  • Epistolary fiction, English
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Epistolary fiction, English
  • Women and literature
  • Great Britain
Label
The epistolary muse. Women of letters in England and France, 1652-1802, Adrian Kempton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1019657736
Extent
348 pages.
Isbn
9781787074880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019657736
Label
The epistolary muse. Women of letters in England and France, 1652-1802, Adrian Kempton
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
Control code
1019657736
Extent
348 pages.
Isbn
9781787074880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019657736

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