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Mary Sidney, Lady Wroth.

By: Hannay, Margaret P.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2010Description: 1 online resource (402 p.).ISBN: 9780754699651.Subject(s): Authors, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography | Women and literature -- England -- History -- 17th century | Wroth, Mary, Lady, ca. 1586-ca. 1640Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Mary Sidney, Lady WrothDDC classification: 823.9003 LOC classification: PR2399.W7 .Z7 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; List of Plates; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Chronology; Lady Mary Wroth's Family Alliances; Sidney Family Tree; Wroth Family Tree; Prologue: The Sidney Porcupine and the Gamage Griffin; 1 "Little Mall" (1587-94); 2 "A Fit Maid for the Queen" (1595-1603); 3 "Lady Worth" (1604); 4 "So Brave a Mind" (1605-13); 5 "Nature's Index" (1614-20); 6 "Art's Sweet Lover" (1621-30); 7 "The Honorable Lady Wroth" (1630-51); Epilogue; Bibliography; Index
Summary: In this first full-length biography of Lady Mary Wroth, Margaret Hannay''s reliance on primary sources results in some corrections, as well as additions, to our knowledge of the lives of Wroth and of her children. The narrative is enhanced with a chronology; family trees of the Sidneys and the Wroths; a map of Essex, showing places where Wroth lived; a chart of family alliances; portraits; and illustrations from her manuscripts.
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Contents; List of Plates; Preface; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Chronology; Lady Mary Wroth's Family Alliances; Sidney Family Tree; Wroth Family Tree; Prologue: The Sidney Porcupine and the Gamage Griffin; 1 "Little Mall" (1587-94); 2 "A Fit Maid for the Queen" (1595-1603); 3 "Lady Worth" (1604); 4 "So Brave a Mind" (1605-13); 5 "Nature's Index" (1614-20); 6 "Art's Sweet Lover" (1621-30); 7 "The Honorable Lady Wroth" (1630-51); Epilogue; Bibliography; Index

In this first full-length biography of Lady Mary Wroth, Margaret Hannay''s reliance on primary sources results in some corrections, as well as additions, to our knowledge of the lives of Wroth and of her children. The narrative is enhanced with a chronology; family trees of the Sidneys and the Wroths; a map of Essex, showing places where Wroth lived; a chart of family alliances; portraits; and illustrations from her manuscripts.

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Author of Philip's Phoenix: Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke (CH, Sep'90, 28-0133), to name just one of several titles, Hannay (Siena College) is a pioneering scholar in the field of early modern women writers, especially Wroth's aunt--Mary Sidney, Countess of Pembroke--and the Sidney family. The present invaluable book is the first full-length biography of 17th-century writer Mary Sidney Wroth, who wrote the first published English prose romance by a woman, The Countess of Montgomery's Urania (1621). Wroth's work has always been read autobiographically; in fact, as Hannay points out in her introduction, Wroth's "works layer fact and fiction in ... complex ways." However, Hannay writes that in reading Wroth's work biographically, one needs "to tread lightly, to suggest, hint, propose relationships between fact and fiction, rather than assume factuality." To this end, she uses new primary evidence ("parish registers, seventeenth-century genealogies, manorial records, deeds, and wills") that "yield new information" on Wroth's life and set the record straight on particulars previously misinterpreted. This is a fascinating study of one of the most interesting and provocative writers of the English Renaissance. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. M. Cole Edison State College

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