“An invaluable resource to scholars interested in feminist thought. . . . ” —Ruth Perry
“Anyone interested in women’s history or feminist thought must read this book.” —Lillian Faderman
“Moira Ferguson has selected wisely from well-known and little-known figures and from fiction, polemic and poetry to illustrate the long and diverse history of feminist reflection up to and including Mary Wollstonecraft. . . . Good reading for scholars and a fine book for classroom use.” —Natalie Zemon Davis
“The selections resonate with exceptional force.” —Fides et Historia
“ . . . impressive new product, fit for classroom and study, student and scholar.” —The Scriblerian
“ . . . excellent anthology . . . without a doubt at all an immensely important addition to the growing library of Feminist Studies.” —Anglo-American Studies
“ . . . this anthology is a valuable guide.” —The Year’s Work in English Studies
For this anthology tracing the origins of feminist thought in Britain, the editor chose 28 important writers from Margaret Tyler (1578) to Mary Anne Radcliffe (1799).