The Literatures and Languages Library has recently acquired the four-volume set Nonconformist Women Writers, 1720-1840. According to its publisher’s description:
Though isolated both geographically and culturally their writings reveal a group of women who were keenly aware of current events, widely read, assertive in their opinions, highly imaginative, inspired at times by romantic sensibilities far ahead of the Romantic movement, at times all too aware of the limitations placed upon them by the circumstances of their place and time, and yet they still managed to document their lives and times and to pass that legacy on from generation to generation.
The set includes an extensive critical apparatus, with biographies and general introductions to these writers as well as bibliographies of secondary criticism. Read more at the publisher’s page for this set, or check its availability in our catalog.