British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820.
Five writers - Lucy Hutchinson, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Charlotte Lennox, Catherine Macaulay, Hester Lynch Piozzi, and Jane Austen, are examined as writers of "real solemn history" during a time when writing history was not acceptable for women. The approach is enlightening and entertaining. The section on Austen is fascinating. JHUP, 2000, reprinted now at $30 list. Paper, 272 pgs. NEW. $20.00