Mistress Bradstreet :the untold life of America's first poet /Charlotte Gordon.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-251683

Description

xiii, 337 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm., This [book offers] the gripping story of a woman and poet of great feeling struggling to find a language to describe the country in which she finds herself. It also offers a rich and complex portrait of early America, the Puritans, and the trials and values whose legacy continues to shape our country to the present day.-Dust jacket.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Women and literature History 17th century.
Poets, American Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Puritan women Intellectual life.
Puritans
Schriftsteller.

Originator

Gordon, Charlotte.

Contents

Preface -- Arrival -- Lilies and thorns -- Sempringham -- A man of exemplary discretion and fidelity -- God is leaving England -- preparedness -- Our appointed time -- The crossing -- New world, new manners -- Upon my son -- Enemies within -- Ipswich -- Such things as belong to women -- Old England and new -- Now sister, pray proceed -- Foolish, broken, blemished muse -- The tenth muse -- Farewell, dear child -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Publication

New York : Little, Brown and Co.

Description

xiii, 337 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
This [book offers] the gripping story of a woman and poet of great feeling struggling to find a language to describe the country in which she finds herself. It also offers a rich and complex portrait of early America, the Puritans, and the trials and values whose legacy continues to shape our country to the present day.-Dust jacket.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-328) and index.
Complimentary copy, March 28, 2005.

ISBN

0316169048
9780316169042

Call Number

Stacks PS712.G67 2005

Other People and Orgs

Bradstreet, Anne, 1612?-1672.

Material Type

Biography.

Places

New England
USA.

Edition

1st ed.