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Her introductory material places its initial emphasis upon biographical narrative _ an invaluable context in which to understand Cavendish's work, and most especially her dramatic writing, which is obsessed by the cultural anxieties surrounding the female intellectual of high birth who seeks a more public identity.

(Andrew Hiscock Review of English Studies)

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Anne Shaver is Lorena Woodrow Burke Professor of English at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press (April 27, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801861004
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801861000
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,151,608 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jenny M. Raja on March 19, 2009
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I've read a lot of Cavendish's works --- but not this book. I'm only chiming in on one thing: where the heck did she get the title professor? She was a wealthy and educated woman, but she did not attend a university or earn any sort of degree. Women in that time simply weren't permitted. So what the heck is up with the Professor M. Cavendish? Oye.
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