The Poems of Charlotte Smith.
Series - Women Writers in English 1350-1850. Edited by Stuart Curran. Fwd by Susanne Woods, General Editor. Smith [1749-1806] was a Romantic poet and novelist who was critical to the development of the Romantic movement, Gothic fiction, and novels of sensibility, and to the revival of the sonnet. She wrote ten novels, innovative educational books for children, and several volumes of poetry. Smith truly suffered because of the way women were treated in those days and wrote to support her family. She was a revolutionary writer whose influence was important, but forgotten, because that was what we did with women's creative work. This OUP paperback of her poems is hard to find. Includes her own prefaces to the poems when they were published in the 1790's. VG. USED. $15.00