Brewer, William D.

Works of Mary Robinson, Part I. - 1st ed. - London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2009. - 1 online resource (1754 p.) - eBooks on Demand The Pickering Masters . - The Pickering Masters .

The Works of Mary Robinson, Volume 1 -- Contents of the Edition -- Contents to Volume 1 -- General Introduction -- Chronology of Events in Mary Robinson's Life -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction to Volume 1 -- Poems in Robinson's Novels -- Index of First Lines -- References and Further Reading -- Abbreviations -- A Pastoral Ballad -- Another -- A Pastoral Ele -- An Ode to Wisdom -- An Ode to Charity -- The Linnet's Petition -- A Character -- Written on the Outside of an Hermitage -- A Character -- Ode to Virtue -- An Epistle to a Friend -- On the Death of a Friend -- The Wish -- On a Friend On the Death of Lord George Lyttelton -- A Character -- Ode to Spring -- Letter to a Friend on Leaving Town -- Written Extempore on the Picture of a Friend -- Hymn to Virtue -- Song -- Song -- On the Birth-Day of a Lady -- To Aurelia on her Going Abroad -- To Love: Written Extempore -- The Complaint -- Thoughts on Retirement -- An Ode to Contentment -- A Song -- The Vision -- To Matilda -- Written on Richmond Hill -- Captivity, a Poem -- Celadon and Lydia, a Tale -- Lines, Dedicated to the Memory of a Much-Lamented Young Gentleman -- To Him Who Will Understand It -- The Muse -- To Leonardo To Leonardo -- To Anna Matilda -- [Life] -- Lines on Beauty -- To Sir Joshua Reynolds -- To the Memory of Werter -- Elegy on the Death of Lady Middleton -- Sonnet -- Stanzas -- Ode to Eloquence -- Lines Inscribed to the Memory of David Garrick, Esq. -- Sonnet -- Sonnet. The Mariner -- Sonnet, to the Memory of Miss Maria Linley -- Ode to Reflection -- To the Nightingale -- Ode to Melancholy -- To Meditation -- To a Friend -- To the Queen of the Fairies -- Ainsi va le Monde, a Poem -- On a Faded Bouquet -- Ode to Envy -- Ode to Health -- Ode to Vanity -- Ode to Despair Second Ode to the Nightingale -- Ode on Adversity -- Ode to Beauty -- Ode to the Moon -- Ode to Della Crusca -- Ode to Valour -- Elegy to the Memory of Richard Boyle, Esq.* Who Died at Bristol, October, 1788 -- Monody to the Memory of Chatterton -- Cupid Sleeping -- To Simplicity -- Absence -- Lines Inscribed to P. de Loutherbourg, Esq. R.A. -- Lines on Hearing it Declared that no Women were so Handsome as the English -- To Rinaldo -- To the Muse of Poetry -- The Adieu to Love -- Stanzas to Flora -- To Cesario -- Echo to Him Who Complains -- Lines Written on the Sea-Coast Stanzas Written under an Oak in Windsor Forest, bearing the Following Inscription -- Stanzas to the Rose -- To the Myrtle -- Stanzas Inscribed to Lady William Russell -- Morning -- Stanzas to Love -- Lines Written by the Side of a River -- The Bee and the Butterfly: A Fable -- Stanzas to Time -- Canzonet -- The Reply to Time -- Stanzas -- Pastoral Stanzas -- Pastoral Stanzas -- The Origin of Cupid. A Fable -- Sonnet. Inscribed to Her Grace the Dutchess of Devonshire -- Sonnet to Amicus -- Sonnet to Evening -- Sonnet to Ingratitude -- Sonnet -- Sonnet. To my Beloved Daughter -- Sonnet Sonnet. The Peasant

Regularly the subject of cartoonists and satirical novelists, Mary 'Perdita' Robinson achieved public notoriety as the mistress of the young Prince of Wales, later George IV. This eight-volume critical edition consolidates the recent shift in emphasis from her salacious life to her considerable literary achievements as both a novelist and poet. And recent interest in Robinson's work is fast awarding her a place of importance within the canon of British Romantic Literature. Her association with key romantic figures such as William Godwin and Mary Wollstonecraft, and the thematic comparisons between Robinson's work and that of her contemporary Charlotte Smith, make her a serious figure for scholarly research.With a keen eye for cultural and social critique her works expose the moral shortcomings of high society in Georgian England: the misogynistic treatment of women and the fetishistic obsession with wealth and social status receive particular attention. But more than social critique, these works identify Robinson as an avatar of subversive politics. Her well documented sympathy for the French Revolution evinces her political radicalism. And her unconventional treatment of gender and sexuality is emphasised by representations of transvestism and incest.This critical edition presents all seven of Robinson's novels for the first time. Also included is the unpublished play Nobody, a satirical afterpiece which sheds new light on Robinson's wider oeuvre. The edition is important for scholars of Romantic Studies and Women's Writing.

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Robinson, Mary, -- 1758-1800.

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