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Feminism and Women’s Work, 1776–1928

This article surveys the emergence of work as a key priority for feminism, as it developed from early roots in the late eighteenth century, through…

Notable Figures in Nineteenth-Century Feminism

This essay argues that feminist gains in the nineteenth century were frequently driven by the leadership of notable figures, men as well as women. Beginning…

Women and Science

This essay provides an overview of women and science, both as practitioners and subjects of scientific enquiry, from the late eighteenth century through to the…

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A Fable The Poet, the Oyster, and Sensitive Plant

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Chapter I The Treatment of Animals The Ant The Bee Goodness The Lark’s Nest The Asses

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Chapter II The Treatment of Animals The Difference between them and Man Parental Affection of a Dog Brutality punished

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Chapter III The Treatment of Animals The Story of crazy Robin The Man confined in the Bastille

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Chapter IX The Inconveniences of immoderate Indulgence

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Chapter V Lying Honour Truth Small Duties History of Lady 1 [Sly and Mrs Trueman]

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Chapter VI Anger Folly produces Self-contempt, and the Neglect of others

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Chapter VII Virtue the Soul of Beauty The Tulip and the Rose The Nightingale External Ornaments Characters

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Chapter VIII Summer’s Evening’s Amusement The Arrival of a Family of Haymakers Ridicule of personal Defects censured A Storm The Fear of Death The Cottage of honest Jack, the shipwrecked Sailor The History of Jack, and his faithful Dog Pompey

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Chapter X The Danger of Delay Description of a Mansion–house in Ruins The History of Charles Townley

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Chapter XI Dress A Character Remarks on Mrs 1 [Truemaris] Manner of dressing Trifling Omissions undermine Affection

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Chapter XII Behaviour to Servants True Dignity of Character

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Chapter XIII Employment Idleness produces Misery The Cultivation of the Fancy raises us above the Vulgar, extends our Happiness and leads to Virtue

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Chapter XIV Innocent Amusements Description of a Welsh Castle History of a Welsh Harper A tyrannical Landlord Family Pride

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Chapter XIX Charity The History of Peggy and her Family The Sailor’s Widow

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Chapter XV Prayer A Moon-light Scene Resignation

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Chapter XVI The Benefits arising from Devotion The History of the Village School-mistress Fatal Effects of Inattention to Expences, in the History of Mr 1 [Lofty]

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Chapter XVII The Benefits arising from Devotion The History of the Village School-mistress concluded

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Chapter XX Visit to Mrs 1 [Trueman] The Use of Accomplishments Virtue the Soul of all

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Chapter XXI The Benefit of bodily Pain Fortitude the Basis of Virtue The Folly of Irresolution

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Chapter XXIII Charity Shopping The distressed Stationer Mischievous Consequences of delaying Payment

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Chapter XXIV Visit to a poor Family in London Idleness the Parent of Vice Prodigality and Generosity incompatible The Pleasures of Benevolence True and false Motives for saving

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Chapter XXV Mrs Mason’s farewell Advice to her young Friends

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Bluestockings Now! The Evolution of a Social Role

Bringing together top specialists in the field, this edited volume challenges the theory that the eighteenth-century British intellectual women known as the Bluestockings were an…

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Bluestocking Work Learning, Literature, and Lore in the Onset of Modernity 1

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Volume 2. Elizabeth Carter

Our knowledge of the life and works of Elizabeth Carter – poet, translator, essayist, Greek scholar, letter writer and prominent Bluestocking –owes a great deal…

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Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism Independence, Rights and the Experience of Unfreedom

Mary Wollstonecraft is a writer whose work continues to provoke scholarly debate. But Wollstonecraft the historical figure often obscures her importance as a philosopher. Halldenius…

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Epilogue A Feminist Without a Movement

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Liberation Economic Independence and Civil Existence

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Revolution The Political Circumstances of Action and Change

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Chapter I The Rights and Involved Duties of Mankind Considered

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Chapter II The Prevailing Opinion of a Sexual Character Discussed

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Chapter IV Observations on the State of Degradation to Which Woman is Reduced by Various Causes

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Chapter IX Of the Pernicious Effects Which Arise from the Unnatural Distinctions Established in Society

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Chapter V Animadversions on Some of the Writers Who have Rendered Women Objects of Pity, Bordering on Contempt

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Chapter VI The Effect Which an Early Association of Ideas Has Upon the Character

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Chapter VII Modesty – Comprehensively Considered, and Not as a Sexual Virtue

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Chapter VIII Morality Undermined by Sexual Notions of the Importance of a Good Reputation

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Chapter XIII Some Instances of the Folly Which the Ignorance of Women Generates; With Concluding Reflections on the Moral Improvement That a Revolution in Female Manners Might Naturally Be Expected to Produce

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Letter I William D—— to Young Charles Grandison

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Letter I William D—— to his Mother

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Letter XII Miss Emilia Grandison to Miss Charlotte L——

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Women in Europe Since 1750

In dealing with the common experience of women in modern society, this book provides a deeper insight into European women at work, at home, at…

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Women and their Money 1700–1950 Essays on women and finance

This book examines women's financial activity from the early days of the stock market in eighteenth century England and the South Sea Bubble to the…

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The Witlings and The Woman-Hater

This edition contains two of Frances Burney's comedies: "The Witlings", (1778-80) which satirizes the bluestockings; and "The Woman Hater" (1800-02), which explores social pretension and…

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Conversation I General Remarks. — Morning. — Advantages of Early Rising. — Habit Makes It Easy and Agreeable. — The First Morning Duty Private Devotion. — Morning the Best Time for Study. — For the Regulation of Household Affairs. — Settlement of Accounts. — Instruction of Children. — Much Time Saved by Sketching out a Regular Plan for the Business of the Day

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Conversation I Principles of Conduct. — Their Importance and Influence in the Domestic Circle. — Sincerity. — Manœuvring, Pride, and Vanity. – Propriety in Conduct. — The Female Character is Irreparably Injured, When Suspicion Has been Once Attached to It. — Resignation. — Fortitude under Misfortunes. — Widowhood. — Old Age. — Making a Will

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Conversation I Servants. — Number. — Choice of. — Food of. — Management of. — Conduct to. — Indulgences to. — The Importance of Example in Fixing Their Moral and Religious Habits. — Suitableness of Dress in Servants. — Wages. — Gifts from Visitors. — Qualifications Required in a Housekeeper. — A Cook. — A Housemaid. — A Nursery Maid. — A Laundress. — A Footman. — A Porter. — Method of Hiring Servants, Whether from Private Families or from Register Offices. — Giving and Receiving Characters

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Conversation II On the Conduct to be Observed towards former Friends and Connections. — On the Formation of New Friendships. — Correspondence. — Confidence, &c.

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Conversation III Evening at Home, without Company, — Conversation — Work — Amusement. — At Home, with Company, — Music — Dancing — Games — Cards — Chess, Etc. — General Conduct When Visiting

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Conversation V On Temper, as Connected with Social Relationships towards a Husband, Children, Servants, and Society

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Conversation VI Forms of Visiting. — Morning Calls. — Dinner Parties. — Evening Parties

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Dialogue II Ann, Mrs. Trundle, Patty, Sarah, and Others

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No. II Conduct to the Husband

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