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The Resource The 'scandalous memoirists' : Constantia Phillips, Laetitia Pilkington and the shame of 'publick fame', Lynda M. Thompson

The 'scandalous memoirists' : Constantia Phillips, Laetitia Pilkington and the shame of 'publick fame', Lynda M. Thompson

Label
The 'scandalous memoirists' : Constantia Phillips, Laetitia Pilkington and the shame of 'publick fame'
Title
The 'scandalous memoirists'
Title remainder
Constantia Phillips, Laetitia Pilkington and the shame of 'publick fame'
Statement of responsibility
Lynda M. Thompson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This reappraisal of the 'scandalous memoirists' Constantia Phillips and Laetitia Pilkington, who feature with a cast of other eighteenth-century apologists, overturns scholarship's traditional discrediting of them. Their reputations of immorality led them to be despised and disbelieved. However their experiences and revelations concerning the law, marriage, divorce, debt, sexual mores and women's attempts to by-pass patriarchal prescription, make a valuable contribution to our knowledge of the period." "Their life-writing enlivens and enriches eighteenth-century studies. While the memoirists point to the severe restrictions on women writers 'going public', they also demonstrate their skill in circumventing these, adopting strategies which continue to have relevance for writers today."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Lynda M
Dewey number
828/.508099287
Illustrations
facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PR756.W65
LC item number
T48 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muilman, Teresia Constantia
  • Pilkington, Laetitia
  • English prose literature
  • English prose literature
  • Women and literature
  • Women authors, English
  • Scandals
  • Autobiography
  • Herinneringen
  • Engels
Label
The 'scandalous memoirists' : Constantia Phillips, Laetitia Pilkington and the shame of 'publick fame', Lynda M. Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-238) 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
  • 'I have a Right to choose the Weapons: a Pen is mine': writing and wit as weaponry in Laetitia Pilkington's Memoirs
  • 'Seeing the World from the Palace to the Prison'
  • 'Wit in Woman is apt to have bad Consequences'
  • 'Mayhap they will meet their Match'
  • Raided rather than read
  • 'I shall never live to see this Volume published'
  • The Property of the 'Scandalous memoirs': 'Romance', 'scurrilous Libel' or 'strict Adherence to Truth'?
  • The writer's relationship to text in the eighteenth century
  • Unstable genre boundaries
  • Autobiography, originality and the author as proprietor
  • Constantia Phillips's lack of 'a Woman's natural Timidity'
  • 'She is not allowed to plead the frailty of human nature': confessions of 'Frailty'
  • 'After this tender, dangerous Commerce, Charlot found everything insipid'
  • 'This Gentleman had always been remarkably fond of green Fruit'
  • 'Women then are Children of a larger growth'
  • 'The Author of those Memoirs ... long stigmatised as an incorrigible Prostitute'
  • Learning the hard way: Mary Wollstonecraft's carefully crafted confessions
  • 'Her Appearance lately as a Writer'
  • A 'thousand concurring unhappy Circumstances'
  • 'Your unwarranted Friendship and Fondness for Mr Grimes'
  • His Principles 'veer round to every Point of the political Compass'
  • 'Disadvantaged by her Sex'
  • 'How vilely can a smooth Tongue polish over the ugly Countenance of Vice'
  • 'Unlamented by a single Person'
Control code
43427898
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780719055737
Lccn
00021934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles
Label
The 'scandalous memoirists' : Constantia Phillips, Laetitia Pilkington and the shame of 'publick fame', Lynda M. Thompson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 228-238) 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
  • 'I have a Right to choose the Weapons: a Pen is mine': writing and wit as weaponry in Laetitia Pilkington's Memoirs
  • 'Seeing the World from the Palace to the Prison'
  • 'Wit in Woman is apt to have bad Consequences'
  • 'Mayhap they will meet their Match'
  • Raided rather than read
  • 'I shall never live to see this Volume published'
  • The Property of the 'Scandalous memoirs': 'Romance', 'scurrilous Libel' or 'strict Adherence to Truth'?
  • The writer's relationship to text in the eighteenth century
  • Unstable genre boundaries
  • Autobiography, originality and the author as proprietor
  • Constantia Phillips's lack of 'a Woman's natural Timidity'
  • 'She is not allowed to plead the frailty of human nature': confessions of 'Frailty'
  • 'After this tender, dangerous Commerce, Charlot found everything insipid'
  • 'This Gentleman had always been remarkably fond of green Fruit'
  • 'Women then are Children of a larger growth'
  • 'The Author of those Memoirs ... long stigmatised as an incorrigible Prostitute'
  • Learning the hard way: Mary Wollstonecraft's carefully crafted confessions
  • 'Her Appearance lately as a Writer'
  • A 'thousand concurring unhappy Circumstances'
  • 'Your unwarranted Friendship and Fondness for Mr Grimes'
  • His Principles 'veer round to every Point of the political Compass'
  • 'Disadvantaged by her Sex'
  • 'How vilely can a smooth Tongue polish over the ugly Countenance of Vice'
  • 'Unlamented by a single Person'
Control code
43427898
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780719055737
Lccn
00021934
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
facsimiles

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