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 Harcstark Myers.
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
“... by consulting the relevant brief entries in the recent Feminist Companion to Literature, edited by Virginia Blain, Patricia Clements and Isobel Grundy.* As a critic, Myers confines herself largely to paraphrase; her occasional glosses are flat and pedestrian. The strongest part of the book is the concluding section, which traces the subsequent history of ...”