“Prodigious wisdom”:civic humanism in frances brooke's old maid

@inproceedings{Wild1998ProdigiousWH,
  title={“Prodigious wisdom”:civic humanism in frances brooke's old maid},
  author={Min Wild},
  year={1998}
}
Abstract Written from a general position which questions too rigid an emphasis upon eighteenth-century women's subjection and imprisonment within the domestic sphere, the aim of this article is to urge scholars not to overlook the spirited and ingenious efforts which some women made to evade those barriers set up against their participation in print culture. Through a close reading of Frances Brooke's Old Maid (1755/56), an eighteenth-century woman's essay periodical which appeared within a… CONTINUE READING