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By Sharon Cadman Seelig

Early glossy autobiographies and diaries supply a special perception into women's lives and the way they remembered, interpreted and represented their stories. Sharon Seelig analyses the writings of six seventeenth-century girls: diaries through Margaret Hoby and Anne Clifford, extra prolonged narratives via Lucy Hutchinson, Ann Fanshawe, and Anne Halkett, and the terribly assorted and self-dramatising courses of Margaret Cavendish. Combining an account of the advance of autobiography with shut and attentive studying of the texts, Seelig explores the relation among the writers' offerings of style and shape and the tales they selected to inform. She demonstrates how, through the 17th century, girls writers stepped forward from very simple varieties in accordance with genuine debts to even more creative and persuasive acts of self-presentation. this crucial contribution to the fields of early smooth literary reviews and gender reports illuminates the interactions among literature and autobiography.

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