The Brink of All We Hate
English Satires on Women, 1660-1750
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""Is it not monstrous, that our Seducers should be our Accusers? Will they not employ Fraud, nay often Force to gain us? What various Arts, what Stratagems, what Wiles will they use for our Destruction? But that once accomplished, every opprobrious Term with which our Language so plentifully abounds, shall be bestowed on us, even by the very Villains who have wronged us""-Laetitia Pilkington, Memoirs (1748). In her scandalous Memoirs, Laetitia Pilkington spoke out against the English satires of t.
University Press of Kentucky, 9780813154091, 200pp.
Publication Date: July 15, 2014
About the Author
Felicity Nussbaum is professor of English at Syracuse University and has edited Three Seventeenth-Century Satires, The Plays of David Mallet, and An Annotated Bibliography of Twentieth-Century Critical Studies of Women and Literature, 1660-1800.