A Serious Proposal To the Ladies, For the Advancement of their true and greatest Interest

TitleA Serious Proposal To the Ladies, For the Advancement of their true and greatest Interest
Year for Search1694
Authors[Astell], [Mary](1668-1731)
Tertiary AuthorsA Lover of Her Sex [pseud]
Date Published1694
PublisherPtd. for K. Wilkin
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Female author
Annotation

Eutopia. An essay suggesting the establishment of an institution where women would be able to live and work independently of men. See also her non-utopian A Serious Proposal to the Ladies. Part II: Wherein a Method is offer’d for the Improvement of their Minds. London: Ptd. for Richard Wilkin, 1697. Rpt. in A Serious Proposal To the Ladies (New York: Source Book Press, 1970), 45-162; and in A Serious Proposal to the Ladies Parts I & II. Ed. Patricia Springborg (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1997), 67-196.

Additional Publishers

4th ed of 1701 rpt. without the subtitle (New York: Source Book Press, 1970), 1-43; and in A Serious Proposal to the Ladies Parts I & II. Ed. Patricia Springborg (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1997), 3-65. [2nd ed. enl.] as A Serious Proposal to the Ladies Parts I and II. Ed. Patricia Springborg (Peterborough, ON, Canada: Broadview Literary Texts, 2002), 49-126.

Pseudonym

By A Lover of Her Sex [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

HRC, L, PSt

Author Note

(1668-1731)

Full Text

1694 [Astell, Mary] (1668-1731). A Serious Proposal To the Ladies, For the Advancement of their true and greatest Interest. By A Lover of Her Sex [pseud.]. London: Ptd. for K. Wilkin. 4th ed of 1701 rpt. without the subtitle (New York: Source Book Press, 1970), 1-43; and in A Serious Proposal to the Ladies Parts I & II. Ed. Patricia Springborg (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1997), 3-65. [2nd ed. enl.] as A Serious Proposal to the Ladies Parts I and II. Ed. Patricia Springborg (Peterborough, ON, Canada: Broadview Literary Texts, 2002), 49-126. HRC, L, PSt

Eutopia. An essay suggesting the establishment of an institution (she calls it a “Monastery” or a “Religious Retirement”) where women would be able to live and work independently of men. See also her non-utopian A Serious Proposal to the Ladies. Part II: Wherein a Method is offer’d for the Improvement of their Minds. London: Ptd. for Richard Wilkin, 1697. Rpt. in A Serious Proposal To the Ladies (New York: Source Book Press, 1970), 45-162; and in A Serious Proposal to the Ladies Parts I & II. Ed. Patricia Springborg (London: Pickering & Chatto, 1997), 67-196. Female author.