Women in Print: Writing Women and Women's Magazines from the Restoration to the Accession of Victoria

Women in Print: Writing Women and Women's Magazines from the Restoration to the Accession of Victoria

by Alison Adburgham

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Overview

'This book should be regarded as rescue work. It salvages from pre-Victorian periodicals from the limbo of forgotten publications, and exhumes from long undisturbed sources a curious collection of women who, at a time when it was considered humiliating for a gentlewoman to earn money, contrived to support themselves by writing, editing, or publishing... sometimes even supporting husbands and children as well...The women who emerge make a motley gallery; but over the years that I have been getting to know them, they have won my respectful affection. More, indeed. To me they are all heroines...'
Alison Adburgham, from her Foreword

Magazines addressed to women have a long history in English, and have been subject to condescension for just as long. Alison Adburgham's groundbreaking volume, first published in 1972, rescues the so-called 'scribbling female' from such scorn, not least by documenting just how hard was the struggle for women writers to live by the pen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780571295258
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 316
File size: 16 MB
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Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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