British Women Poets of the Long Eighteenth Century
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Demonstrating the great diversity of poetry produced during the period between 1660 and 1800, this anthology presents the full texts of 368 poems by 80 poets. The work is arranged in three broad categories: genre, covering twelve types of poetry including hymns, sonnets, satire and verse epistles; themes ranging from motherhood to war; and women's experiences as writers. The editors provide introductions, annotations and biographical notes, placing the poets within their cultural and political contexts.