Anna Letitia Barbauld: Selected Poetry and Prose

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At her death in 1825, Anna Letitia Barbauld was considered one of the great writers of her time. Distinguished as a poet and essayist, she was also in innovator in children’s literature, an eloquent supporter of liberal politics, and a literary critic of stature. This edition includes a generous selection of her poetry and the first comprehensive body of her prose in more than a century, with essays—some never before reprinted—on literature, religion, education, prejudice, women’s fashions, and class conflict.

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Acknowledgments
9
A Brief Chronology
33
An Address to the Deity
41
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About the author (2002)

William McCarthy is the author of Hester Thrale Piozzo: Portrait of a Literary Woman (1985).

Elizabeth Kraft is the author of Character and Consciousness in Eighteenth-Century Comic Fiction (1992) and Laurence Sterne Revisited (1996). They co-edited The Poems of Anna Letitia Barbauld (1994) for the University of Georgia Press.

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