Bibiliography (with links) for ‘Taking the Pen in Their Hands’

On Saturday 24th July, I gave a talk entitled ‘Taking the Pen in their Hands: Women Writers in the Georgian and Regency Periods’ for the Regency Writers Conference. This is a reference list and a list of primary sources most of which have links to free online public domain versions.

Understanding A Lady Writing by Johannes Vermeer
Johannes Vermeer – A Lady Writing

Reference List

Batchelor, Jennie. Women’s Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750 – 1830. Manchester University Press, 2010.

Clery, E. J. Women’s Gothic: From Clara Reeve to Mary Shelley. Northcote House, 2000.

Duquette, Natasha. Veiled Intent: Dissenting Women’s Aesthetic Approach to Biblical Interpretation. Pickwick Publications, 2016.

Feldman, Paula R. ‘Women Poets and Anonymity in the Romantic Era’. In Authorship, Commerce and the Public. Palgrave Macmillan, 2002.

Hill, Bridget. Eighteenth Century Women: An Anthology. Harper Collins, 1984.

Jacobs, Edward. ‘Radcliffe, Genericism and Gender’ in Ann Radcliffe, Romanticism and the Gothic. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

Potter, Franz. Gothic Chapbooks, Bluebooks and Shilling Shockers, 1797 – 1830. University of Wales Press, 2021.

Turner, Cheryl. Women Writers: Living by the Pen. Routledge, 1994.

Primary Texts

Anna Barbauld – Sir Betrand, a Fragment and On Romances https://web.english.upenn.edu/~mgamer/Etexts/barbauldessays.html

Aphra Behn – The Rover or The Banishe’d Cavaliers – 1677 https://chawtonhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/The-Rover.pdf

Frances Burney – Evelina – 1778 https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/6053

Charlotte Dacre – Zofloya, or, The Moor – 1806

Maria Edgeworth – Belinda – 1801 https://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/edgeworth/belinda/belinda.html

Eliza Haywood – Love in Excess, or the Fatal Enquiry – 1720 https://ia800903.us.archive.org/16/items/loveinexcessorfa00hayw/loveinexcessorfa00hayw.pdf

Elizabeth Inchbald – A Simple Story – 1791 https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/22002

Anne Ker – The Mysterious Count – 1803 https://chawtonhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Mysterious-Count.pdf

Sophia Lee – The Recess or a Tale of Other Times – 1785 https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book//lookupid?key=olbp45785

Charlotte Lennox – The Female Quixote – 1752 https://www.gutenberg.org/files/50054/50054-h/50054-h.htm

Anne Radcliffe – The Italian – 1796 http://public-library.uk/ebooks/50/37.pdf

Clara Reeve – The Old English Baron – 1778 https://www.gutenberg.org/files/5182/5182-h/5182-h.htm

Mary Robinson – Letter to the Women of England, on the Injustice of Mental Subordination – 1799  http://romantic-circles.org/editions/robinson/index.html

Regina Marie Roche – The Children of the Abbey – 1796

Mary Shelley – ‘The Mortal Immortal’ – 1833 https://romantic-circles.org/editions/mws/immortal/mortal.html

Charlotte Smith

The Old Manor House – 1793 http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/smith/manor/manor.html

Elegiac Sonnets – 1784 http://www.public-library.uk/ebooks/31/88.pdf

Phillis Wheatley – Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral – 1773 https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/409

Helen Maria Williams – Letters written in France – 1790-6 https://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Williams%2C%20Helen%20Maria%2C%201762%2D1827

Sarah Wilkinson – The Count of Montabino -1809 https://chawtonhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Castle-of-Montabino.pdf

Mary Wollstonecraft – Maria, or the Wrongs of Woman – 1798 https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/134

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This started off as a story blog to share the little fictions that I like to write but it's turned into something a bit more Goth! I'm Dr Sam Hirst and I research the Gothic, theology and romance and at the moment I'm doing free Gothic classes online! We also have readalongs, watchalongs and reading groups. And I post fun little Gothic bits when I have the chance. Find me on twitter @RomGothSam

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