© 2005

British Women Writers and Race, 1788–1818

Narrations of Modernity

  • Authors

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

About the authors

EAMON WRIGHT immigrated to New Zealand in 2002, to live and write. He previously worked in university administration at the London School of Economics.

Bibliographic information