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The Matrimonial Trap: Eighteenth-Century Women Writers Redefine Marriage
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bucknell Univ Pr
Publication date December 5, 2013
Pages 203
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781611485264
ISBN-10 1611485266
Dimensions 1 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $80.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Mary Delany’s phrase “the matrimonial trap” illuminates the apprehension with which genteel women of the eighteenth century viewed marriage. These women were generally required to marry in order to secure their futures, yet hindered from freely choosing a husband. They faced marriage anxiously because they lacked the power either to avoid it or to define it for themselves. For some women, the written word became a means by which to exercise the power that they otherwise lacked. Through their writing, they made the inevitable acceptable while registering their dissatisfaction with their circumstances. Rhetoric, exercised both in public and in private, allowed these women to define their identities as individuals and as wives, to lay out and test the boundaries of more egalitarian spousal relationships, and to criticize the traditional marriage system as their culture had defined it.

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from Bucknell Univ Pr (December 5, 2013)
9781611485264 | details & prices | 203 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $80.00
About: Mary Delany’s phrase “the matrimonial trap” illuminates the apprehension with which genteel women of the eighteenth century viewed marriage.
With Donald E. Kieso | from John Wiley & Sons Inc (May 1, 2000); titled "Intermediate Accounting & Booklet of Selected Solutions Set"
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from Bucknell Univ Pr (August 31, 2015)
9781611487053 | details & prices | 205 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.76 lbs | List price $39.99
About: The Matrimonial Trap examines the ways in which six women writers of the long eighteenth century used public and private writing to redefine marriage as an egalitarian relationship.

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