Best Read [Mary Robinson Sharon M. Setzer] ↠ A Letter to the Women of England and The Natural Daughter || [Self Help Book] PDF ☆

By Mary Robinson Sharon M. Setzer | Comments: ( 828 ) | Date: ( Aug 24, 2019 )

Mary Robinson s A Letter to the Women of England 1799 is a radical response to the rampant anti feminist sentiment of the late 1790s In this work, Robinson encourages her female contemporaries to throw off the glittering shackles of custom and to claim their rightful places as the social and intellectual equals of men Separately published in the same year, Robinson sMary Robinson s A Letter to the Women of England 1799 is a radical response to the rampant anti feminist sentiment of the late 1790s In this work, Robinson encourages her female contemporaries to throw off the glittering shackles of custom and to claim their rightful places as the social and intellectual equals of men Separately published in the same year, Robinson s novel The Natural Daughter follows the story of Martha Morley, who defies her husband s authority, adopts a found infant, is barred from her husband s estate and is driven to seek work as an actress and author The novel implicitly links and critiques domestic tyrants in England and Jacobin tyrants in France This edition also includes other writings by Mary Robinson tributes, and an excerpt from The Progress of Liberty writings by contemporaries on women, society, and revolution and contemporary reviews of both works.


  • Title: A Letter to the Women of England and The Natural Daughter
  • Author: Mary Robinson Sharon M. Setzer
  • ISBN: 9781551112367
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Mary Robinson Sharon M. Setzer

Librarian Note There is than one author by this name in the database.Mary Robinson, nee Darby 1757 1800 was an English poet and novelist During her lifetime she was known as the English Sappho She was also known for her role as Perdita heroine of Shakespeare s The Winter s Tale in 1779 and as the first public mistress of George IV After seeing her as Perdita, and declaring himself enraptured with her, the Prince of Wales, offered Mary Robinson twenty thousand pounds to become his mistress However, he soon tired of her and abandoned her after a year, refusing to pay the money Her reputation was destroyed by the affair, and she could no longer find work as an actress Eventually, the Crown agreed to pay Robinson five thousand pounds, in return for the Prince s love letters to her In 1783, at the age of 26, Robinson suffered a mysterious illness that left her partially paralyzed From the late 1780s, she became distinguished for her poetry In addition to poems, she wrote six novels, two plays, a feminist treatise, and an autobiographical manuscript that was incomplete at the time of her death.



Comments A Letter to the Women of England and The Natural Daughter

  • Tim Rideout

    ‘A Letter to the Women of England’ 1799‘O! my unenlightened country-women! read, and profit, by the admonition of Reason. Shake off the trifling, glittering shackles, which debase you. Resist those fascinating spells which, like the petrifying torpedo, fasten on your mental faculties. Be less the slaves of vanity, and more the converts of Reflection. Nature has endowed you with personal attractions: she has also given you the mind capable of expansion’Mary Robinson intellectually and emp [...]


  • Scarlettfish

    Wonderful essay from an early feminist. Differs from Wollstonecraft in that she celebrates the achievements of women, rather than denigrates the way women give in to the culture of sensibility (as Wollstonecraft did). Notable for her calls for a university for women. The novel included in this volume, The Natural Daughter, is a highly political novel about gender relations and the French Revolution. Very interesting, although rife with astonishing coincidences.


  • Lidiana

    I am a bit bothered by Robinson`s writing. Sometimes I feel like she is moving forward with her feminist 17th century perspective, but all of a sudden she steps back, leaning towards the same conservative writing which was expected of a woman of her time.


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