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The Resource Selected writings of Judith Sargent Murray, edited by Sharon M. Harris

Selected writings of Judith Sargent Murray, edited by Sharon M. Harris

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Selected writings of Judith Sargent Murray
Title
Selected writings of Judith Sargent Murray
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edited by Sharon M. Harris
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Language
eng
Summary
Judith Sargent Murray (1751-1820) was born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and spent most of her life in New England, where her extraordinary intellectual achievements gained recognition in literary and political circles of the late eighteenth century. Author of "On the Equality of the Sexes" (1790), Murray was one of America's earliest feminist writers and a gifted satirist. She was one of the first women in America to have her own literary column (in Massachusetts Magazine), and the first American to have a play produced on the Boston stage. In addition to writing essays, plays, poetry, and fiction, Murray was a prolific letter writer. Throughout her long career, she focused on the themes of women's education, history, and contributions to American culture. In 1798, one hundred of her essays from Massachusetts Magazine were collected and published in a single volume, The Gleaner. The Selected Writings features Murray's "On the Equality of the Sexes" and other essays from The Gleaner; selected correspondence; a play, The Traveller Returned; and Murray's only novel, The Story of Margaretta. This latest addition to the Women Writers in English series reintroduces an important early feminist voice, one that should engage the intellect and imagination of readers both inside and outside the academy
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DLC
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1751-1820
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Murray, Judith Sargent
Dewey number
818/.209
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS808.M8
LC item number
A6 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Harris, Sharon M
Series statement
Women writers in English 1350-1850
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  • Feminism
  • Women
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Selected writings of Judith Sargent Murray, edited by Sharon M. Harris
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The traveller returned
  • Story of Margaretta
  • Selected essays.
  • On the equality of the sexes
  • Observations on female abilities
  • Desultory thoughts upon the utility of encouraging a degree of self-complacency, especially in female bosoms
  • Sketch of the present situation of America, 1794
  • Necessity of religion, especially in adversity
  • Spirit independent of matter
  • Selected letters
Control code
ocm32015646
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xliv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780195100389
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
95003580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32015646
Label
Selected writings of Judith Sargent Murray, edited by Sharon M. Harris
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The traveller returned
  • Story of Margaretta
  • Selected essays.
  • On the equality of the sexes
  • Observations on female abilities
  • Desultory thoughts upon the utility of encouraging a degree of self-complacency, especially in female bosoms
  • Sketch of the present situation of America, 1794
  • Necessity of religion, especially in adversity
  • Spirit independent of matter
  • Selected letters
Control code
ocm32015646
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xliv, 272 pages
Isbn
9780195100389
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
95003580
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)32015646

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