Written and published during what one literary critic has called the “bull market” of poetry, writings in the poetess tradition were disseminated in myriad collections – miscellanies, beauties, literary annuals, gift books – and achieved prominence . . . .
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Update August 2013
Visualization Tool for Poetic Elements 1750-1850
New to the Poetess Archive August 2013
An edition of Anna Barbauld's literary criticism, edited by Mary Waters, is now available, including the following:
- "Mrs. Brooke"
- "Miss Burney"
- "Miss Edgeworth"
- "Mrs. Inchbald"
- "Mrs. Lennox"
- "Mrs. Radcliffe"
- "Clara Reeve"
- "Mrs. Charlotte Smith"
- On the Origin and Progress of Novel Writing
- all from The British Novelists (1810)
- Essay on Akenside's Pleasures of the Imagination
- On the Poetical Works of Mr. William Collins
- On Novel Writing
- The Life of Samuel Richardson
- Preliminary Essay to the Spectator
- Biographies of people mentioned by Barbauld