Speght, Rachel.

The Polemics and Poems of Rachel Speght. - New York : Oxford University Press, 1996. - 1 online resource (144 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Textual Introduction; Selected Bibliography; A Mouzell for Melastomus; Certaine Quaeres to the Bayter of Women; Mortalities Memorandum, with a Dreame Prefixed; Appendix: A Contemporary Response to Speght''s Mouzell: Marginalia in the Yale Copy

Rachel Speght (1597-?) was the first Englishwoman to identify herself as a polemicist and critic of contemporary gender ideology. This study discusses both her tract, "A Mouzell for Melastomus" (1617) and her volume of poetry, "Mortalities Memorandum, with a Dreame Prefixed" (1612).

9781601299543 162.00 (NL)

Women - Poetry.

Electronic books.

PR2349.S74A6 1996