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Walsingham Mary Robinson

Walsingham By Mary Robinson

Walsingham by Mary Robinson


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Walsingham is both a lively story and a commentary by Mary Robinson on her society's constraints upon women. The novel follows the lives of two main characters, Walsingham Ainsforth and his cousin, Sir Sidney Aubrey, a girl who is passed off as a son by her mother so that she will become the family heir.

Walsingham Summary

Walsingham: or the Pupil of Nature by Mary Robinson

Walsingham is both a lively story and a commentary by Mary Robinson on her society's constraints upon women. The novel follows the lives of two main characters, Walsingham Ainsforth and his cousin, Sir Sidney Aubrey, a girl who is passed off as a son by her mother so that she will become the family heir. Sidney, educated in France, returns to England as an adult and persistently sabotages Walsingham's love interests (having secretly fallen in love with him herself). Eventually, Sidney reveals her identity, and she and Walsingham declare their mutual love, wed, and share the family's estate.

This Broadview edition includes a rich selection of primary sources material including contemporary reviews; historical and literary accounts of eighteenth-century female cross-dressers; and selections from contemporary works that focus on the figure of the fallen woman.

Walsingham Reviews

Mary Robinson's Walsingham is at once a novel of ideas, sentimental romance, gothic adventure and worldly satire. This responsibly edited and amply annotated edition effectively demonstrates how the work integrates the literary, social, educational and gender politics of the 1790s. Shaffer's thoroughly researched introduction serves as a resource for students and scholars alike. - Laura L. Runge, University of South Florida

About Mary Robinson

Julie A. Shaffer is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

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NGR9781551112992
9781551112992
155111299X
Walsingham: or the Pupil of Nature by Mary Robinson
New
Paperback
Broadview Press Ltd
20030130
559
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