Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
I’d like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Gender and Authorship in the Sidney Circle [Paperback]

Mary Ellen Lamb
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Available from these sellers.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  

Book Description

31 Jan 1992
This study demonstrates the extent to which reading and writing were gendered acts in 16th- and early 17th-century England. Renaissance gender ideology did not prevent women from writing altogether, but it affected all writing by creating different standards of acceptability for female writers than for their male counterparts. Lamb explores the effect of this gendered ideology of authors in a famous Renaissance family - the Sidneys: Sir Philip Sidney, his sister, the Countess of Pembroke, and his niece, Mary Wroth, two notable and productive women authors of the time. Unlike other works which analyze gender only in terms of women's writing, Mary Lamb explores gender as a determining force in the works of both men and women of the Sidney circle.

Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press (31 Jan 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0299126943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0299126940
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,142,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

5 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
4.0 out of 5 stars
4.0 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Still useful 16 July 2011
By Roman Clodia TOP 100 REVIEWER
First published in 1992, this is one of a series of books centred on what it meant to be a Sidney, and the way membership of the family authorised writing for its female members Mary Sidney/Herbert, and Mary Sidney/Wroth.

Scholarship has slightly moved away from this approach now and, particularly in the case of Mary Wroth, explores the extent to which she might authorise her writings in alternative ways from just her undoubted family allegiance. That said, this is still worth reading - and Lamb's incisive approach can't be less than productive.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category