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Women Writers and the English Nation in the 1790s


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1. Introduction: romantic belongings; 2. Domesticating the sublime: Ann Radcliffe and Gothic dissent; 3. Forgotten sentiments: Helen Maria Williams's Letters from France; 4. Exiles and emigres: the wanderings of Charlotte Smith; 5. Mary Wollstonecraft and the national body; 6. Patrician, populist and patriot: Hannah More's counter-revolutionary nationalism; Afterword.

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This book addresses the literary context of Hannah More, Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Smith, Helen Maria Williams, and Ann Radcliffe.

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Angela Keane is Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Sheffield. She is co-editor, with Avril Horner of Body Matters: Feminism, Textuality, Corporeality (1999) and the author of many articles on women and Romanticism.


'This well-written and informative book is a valuable contribution to the growing number of studies on the book of Revelation.' Evangelical Quarterly
"Keane's book makes a valuable contribution to the fast-growing body of scholarship on the role of women in the formation of British nationalism. By offering us the image of the truly cosmopolitan female political theorist...Keane provides a new perspective on the increasingly important debate concerning the origins and character of the English nation." Nineteenth-Century Contexts

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