British Women Writers and Race, 1788–1818

Narrations of Modernity

  • Authors
  • Eamon Wright

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Back Matter
    Pages 128-204

About this book


This book presents a unique sociological examination of British raciology, focusing on women's literary works of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and drawing from a range of academic disciplines, particularly literature, history and cultural studies. Wright traces the emergence of British modernity through the writings of a select group of women writers (including Jane Austen, Hannah More, Fanny Burney, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley and Maria Edgeworth) of diverse political and philosophical affiliations, and fills a gap in scholarship on feminist accounts of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century women's writing.


English literature Jane Austen Percy Bysshe Shelley Romanticism women

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