Women's Literature in the 16th, 17th, and 18th Centuries: Representative Works

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Abigail Adams

Letters of Mrs. Adams, The Wife of John Adams (letters) 1840

Elizabeth Ashbridge

Some Account of the Fore-Part of the Life of Elizabeth Ashbridge (autobiography) 1774

Anne Askew

The first examinacyon of the worthy servant of God, Mistresse Anne Askewe … lately martyred in Smith-fielde, by the Romish Antichristian Broode … with the elucydation of Johan Bale (personal narrative) 1546

The lattre examinacyon of the worthye servaunt of God mastres Anne Askewe (personal narrative) 1547

St. Teresa de Avila

El libro de su vida [The Life of the Mother Teresa of Jesus] 1562

El libra de las fundaciones de Santa Teresa de Jesús [The Book of the Foundations] 1576

El castillo interior, o las moradas [The Interior Castle; or, The Mansions] 1577

Mary Astell

A Serious Proposal to the Ladies for the Advancement of Their True and Greatest Interest. By a Lover of Her Sex (essay) 1694

A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, Part II. Wherin a Method is Offer'd for the Improvement of Their Minds (essay) 1697

Aphra Behn

Oroonoko; Or, The Royal Slave. A True History (novel) 1688

The Lady's Looking-Glass, to dress herself by; or, The Whole Art of Charming (novel) 1697

Anne Bradstreet

The Tenth Muse (poetry) 1650

Margaret Cavendish

CCXI Sociable Letters (correspondence) 1664

Anne Finch

Miscellany Poems, on Several Occasions (poems) 1713

Anne Killigrew

Poems By Mrs. Anne Killigrew (poetry) 1686

Sarah Kemble Knight

The Journals of Madam Knight, and Rev. Mr. Buckingham. From the Original Manuscripts Written in 1704 & 1710 (journals) 1825

Charlotte Lennox

The Female Quixote; or, The Adventures of Arabella. 2 vols. (novel) 1752

The Lady's Museum [editor] (essays, prose, poetry) 1760-61

Elizabeth Major

Honey on the Rod: Or a comfortable Contemplation for one in Affliction (devotions) 1656

Bathusa Makin

An Essay to Revive the Antient Education of Gentlewomen (essay) 1673

Catherine Parr

Prayers or Meditations, Wherin the Mynde is Styrred Paciently to Suffre all Afflictions Here [editor] (meditations) 1545

The Lamentation of a Sinner, Made by ye Most Vertuous Ladie, Quene Caterine, Bewayling the Ignorance of Her Blind Life (autobiography) 1547

Eliza Lucas Pinckney

Journal and Letters of Eliza Lucas, Now First Printed (journal, letters) 1850

Mary Rowlandson

The Soveraignty & Goodness of God, Together with the Faithfulness of His Promises Displayed; Being a Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, Commended by her to all that Desire to Know the Lord's Doings to, and Dealings with Her. Especially to her Dear Children and Relations. [republished as A True History of the Captivity & Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, A Minister's Wife in New-England: Wherein is set forth, The Cruel and Inhumane Usage she underwent amongst the Heathens for Eleven Weeks time: And her Deliverance from them. Written by her own Hand, for her Private Use: and now made public at the earnest Desire of some Friends, for the Benefit of the Afflicted, 1682] (autobiography) 1682

Mercy Otis Warren

History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution: Interspersed with Biographical and Moral Observations (history) 1805

Phillis Wheatley

Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral (poetry) 1773

Isabella Whitney

The Copy of a Letter, Lately Written in Meeter, by a Youge Gentilwoman: To Her Vnconstant Louer [as Is. W.] (prose poetry) 1567

A Sweet Nosgay, or Pleasant Posye: Contayning a Hundred and Ten Phylosophicall Flowers [as Is. W.] (prose poetry) 1573

Hannah Wolley

The Gentlewomans Companion; or, A Guide to the Female Sex, (essay) 1675

Mary Wollstonecraft

Thoughts on the Education of Daughters: With Reflections on Female Conduct, in the More Important Duties of Life (essay) 1787

The Female Reader; or, Miscellaneous-Pieces, in Prose and Verse, Selected from the Best Writers, and Disposed Under Proper Heads; for the Improvement of Young Women [editor] (poetry and essays) 1789

A Vindication of the Rights of Men, in a Letter to the Right Honourable Edmund Burke; Occasioned by His Reflections on the Revolution in France (essay) 1790

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects (essay) 1792

Maria; or, The Wrongs of Woman: A Posthumous Fragment (unfinished novel) 1799

Lady Mary Wroth

The Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania (novel) 1621

Pamphilia to Amphilanthus by Lady Mary Wroth (poetry) 1977

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