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Author Fielding, Sarah, 1710-1768.

Title The cry : a new dramatic fable / Sarah Fielding and Jane Collier ; edited by Carolyn Woodward

Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource
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Series Eighteenth-century novels by women
Eighteenth-century novels by women.
Contents ""Front cover""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Note on the Text""; ""Introduction to the 2018 Edition""; ""Introduction""; ""PART THE FIRST""; ""PROLOGUE to PART the SECOND""; ""PART the SECOND""; ""PROLOGUE to PART the THIRD""; ""PART THE THIRD""; ""PROLOGUE to PART the FOURTH""; ""PART THE FOURTH""; ""PROLOGUE to PART the FIFTH""; ""PART THE FIFTH""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Notes""
Summary "Before Jane Austen's novels explored heroines in English society, writers Sarah Fielding and Jane Collier dared to provide commentary on gender and education through self-conscious narratives. Published in 1754 in five parts and divided into three volumes, The Cry stands as one of the most distinctive and intriguing works by women during the florescence of their writing in eighteenth-century England. Strikingly experimental--mixing fiction and philosophy, drama and exposition, satire and irony, and singular and choral voices--The Cry revolves around a main character, Portia, who tells a series of stories to an audience that includes Una, the allegorical representation of truth, and "The Cry" itself, a collection of characters who serve as a kind of Greek chorus. A story about the story-making female subject, the novel serves as a catalyst to convey that women are capable of doing all of the things that men can do--discuss ethics, learn, and think rationally--and should be allowed to do these things publically. Throughout, editor Carolyn Woodward offers essential historical and editorial context to the work, demonstrating that this novel continues to facilitate discussions about women and public life" -- Provided by publisher
Notes "Note on the text: My copy-text is the first edition of The Cry, published in London by R. and J. Dodsley as three duodecimo volumes on 2 March 1754" -- Page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 26, 2017)
Subject Sex role -- Fiction.
Women storytellers -- Fiction.
Women -- England -- Social conditions -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Experimental fiction.
Experimental fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813174112 (electronic bk.)
9780813174112 (electronic bk.)