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The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft.
The Life and Death of Mary Wollstonecraft.
by Claire Tomalin
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two sides to the coin, 25 May 2011
Claire Tomalin's enthralling and very detailed (occasionally slightly too detailed) biography of the life of Mary Wollstonecraft is a masterly piece of research and reveals a surprisingly conservative side to this early and most influential feminist writer. The political and social upheaval during Wollstonecraft's lifetime produced a surge of interest in the prevailing male-centred conduct books. In response, an increasing number of writers, many of whom were women, protested against the inequities of British patriarchal society and the lack of proper educational opportunities for women. Tomalin's biography gives a very clear description of this background and includes information about many of Wollstonecraft's contemporaries. It is a fascinating read.


Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick
Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick
by Jenny Uglow
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 16.84

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jenny Uglow NATURE'S ENGRAVER, 21 Mar 2010
For anyone interested in the English countryside two hundred or so years ago, or British bird life, or pen and ink drawings, or the types of pictures that the Brontes and other students of art studied and copied in the nineteenth century, this book is a must. For everyone else it is simply a delight. Jenny Uglow easy-to-read text is an added bonus.


English Classical Clarinet Concertos
English Classical Clarinet Concertos
Price: 6.97

5.0 out of 5 stars English Classical clarinet concertos, 11 Jun 2009
How wonderful to discover this CD and to hear works for clarinet by 18th century English composers, John Mahon and James Hooke played so competently by Colin Lawon. Incredibly, Mahon's concerto preceded Mozart's sublime K622 by about fifteen years! The CD annotations provide excellent background information.


Catch and Glee Culture in Eighteenth-Century England
Catch and Glee Culture in Eighteenth-Century England
by Brian Robins
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 46.61

5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Brian Robins' Catch and Glee Culture in 18th century England, 11 Jun 2009
For anyone interested in indigenous English music in the 18th century, English club culture or a musical background to novels of Jane Austen and other literary giants of the 18th and 19th centuries, this book is essential reading. The only disappointment was that there were no musical examples of catches or glees provided, but this was easily rectified by online accessibility.


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