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Mary Leapor: A Study in Eighteenth Century Women's Poetry

Richard Greene


Mary Leapor, a Northamptonshire kitchen maid, produced a substantial body of exceptional poetry that was only published after her early death at the age of twenty-four. This is a timely examination of the work of a poet who has remained almost forgotten for 200 years. Leapor is one of many gifted poets, mainly women and labourers, whose work stands outside the traditional canon of eighteenth-century verse. This book draws on extensive primary research to present substantial new information about Leapor's life. It discusses her protests against the injustices suffered by women and the poor, her ... More

Keywords: women, poetry, women poets, eighteenth-century poetry, Mary Leapor, Northamptonshire

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198119883
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119883.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Greene, author
Memorial University of Newfoundland