A Political Biography of Eliza Haywood.
Eighteenth Century Political Biographies Number 9. Haywood [1693?-1756] was not only known for her scandalous novels of sexual passion. In spite of her statement that she "never wrote any thing in a political way," King finds that she "engaged energetically and at times vehemently in anti-ministerial satire and journalism." In addition, King shows how thin the evidence is, or nonexistent the evidence is, for much of the things that have been claimed about Haywood's personal life and beliefs in prior biographies. A fascinated fact-based study of an important author who is known as much today for The Female Spectator and Epistles for the Ladies as for her fiction. Like new. Pickering & Chatto. London and Vermont. Hb. USED. $95.00