Women Writers of the Seventeenth Century
Wray argues that women participated in many kinds of literary discourse, such as poetry, drama, fiction, autobiography, advice books and religio-politico treatises. Covering the work of all the important women writers of the period it introduces readers to a range of women's writing across the breadth of the 17th century.
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