Ruth Bernard Yeazell, 13 June 1991
Show More Married Women’s Separate Property in England, 1660-1833 by Susan Staves.
Harvard, 290 pp., £27.95, April 1990, 0 674 55088 9Show More
The Bluestocking Circle: Women, Friendship and the Life of the Mind in 18th-century England by Sylvia HarcstarkMyers.
Oxford, 342 pp., £35, August 1990, 0 19 811767 1Show More
Portrait of a Friendship: Drawn from New Letters of James Russell Lowell to Sybella Lady Lyttleton 1881-1891 by Alethea Hayter.
Michael Russell, 267 pp., £16.95, September 1990, 0 85955 167 9Show More
Fierce Communion: Family and Community in Early America by Helena Wall.
Harvard, 243 pp., £23.95, August 1990, 0 674 29958 2Show More
“... the death of the man by whose name she has since been known to posterity. None of the women Syliva Myers includes in the first generation of bluestockings seems to have found marriage a satisfactory solution to the problem of life. The Bluestocking Circle emphasises instead its subjects’ mutually supportive relations with one another, their intellectual ...”