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Women's Work: Labour, Gender, Authorship, 1750-1830

Jennie Batchelor


This book challenges influential accounts about gender and the novel by revealing the complex ways in which labour informed the lives and writing of a number of middling and genteel women authors publishing between 1750 and 1830. It provides a seam of texts for exploring the vexed relationship between gender, work and writing. The four chapters that follow contain contextualised case studies of the treatment of manual, intellectual and domestic labour in the work and careers of Sarah Scott, Charlotte Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft and women applicants to the writers' charity, the Literary Fund. By ... More

Keywords: women authors, gender, women's work, writing, division of labour, Sarah Scott, Charlotte Smith, Mary Wollstonecraft, Literary Fund, female-authored fiction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780719082573
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719082573.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennie Batchelor, author