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Anne Finch and Her Poetry; A Critical Biography: McGovern, Barbara Anne Finch and Her Poetry; A Critical Biography: McGovern, Barbara Anne Finch and Her Poetry; A Critical Biography: McGovern, Barbara

Anne Finch and Her Poetry; A Critical Biography

McGovern, Barbara

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ISBN 10: 0820314102 / ISBN 13: 9780820314105
Published by University of Georgia Press, U.S.A., 1992
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Very nice clean book, tightly bound, not bumped ,and showing pristine pages. Dustjacket shows mild soil at back to uncoated paper next to spine; a small stain to front, and tiny chips to top spine corners and upper corners. Overall looks very nice in protective mylar. SIGNED by author thus: To ---, Fonly, Barbara. A copy of a newspapers article about the book is laid-in at back. 278 pages including index. We also have available The Anne Finch Wellesley Manuscript Poems; A Critical Edition, also signed. Bookseller Inventory # 27141

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Title: Anne Finch and Her Poetry; A Critical ...

Publisher: University of Georgia Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good-plus

Signed: SIGNED & Inscribed By Author

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Anne Finch and Her Poetry is the first major critical examination of the life and works of the foremost English woman poet of the eighteenth century. This biography places Anne Finch (1661-1720) in her social and literary milieu and includes discussion of such topics as love and marriage, female friendships, melancholy, and nature as they relate both to Finch's life and to her poetry.

Barbara McGovern gives considerable attention to the methods by which Finch developed her artistry and molded a largely masculine literary tradition to her own designs through a variety of rhetorical and stylistic devices. She examines the entire body of Finch's work, including two verse plays and a number of previously unpublished poems and letters, and corrects numerous misconceptions about the poet and her work.

Though recognized in her lifetime as a talented poet, for nearly two hundred years Finch has been overlooked or, when anthologized, misrepresented. McGovern focuses on the historical place and displacement of Finch in Restoration and early eighteenth-century England in terms of her involvement with Britain's most critical religious and political controversies. An Anglican and Royalist who along with her husband was attached to the Stuart court at the time of the Glorious Revolution, Finch was an outsider because of her politics and religion as well as her gender. Despite her marginal status in society, Anne Finch was able to develop her poetic identity in part by defining her relationships with other early women writers, including Katherine Philips and Aphra Behn. Her female friendships, as well as aristocratic family ties and titled position, gave her access to a number of the most famous literary figures of her age, including Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift.

A thoroughly researched, well-written, and compelling work, Anne Finch and Her Poetry will no doubt become the standard biography of the finest woman poet in England before the nineteenth century.

About the Author:

Barbara McGovern is an associate professor of English at Ohio State University, Mansfield and the author of "Anne Finch and Her Poetry" (Georgia).

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