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Eliza Haywood (1693?-1756) was one of the first women in England to earn a living writing fiction. Her early tales of amorous intrigue, sometimes based on real people, were exceedingly popular though controversial. Haywood, along with her contemporary Daniel Defoe, did more than any other writer to create a market for fiction in the period just prior to the emergence of Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, and Tobias Smollett, the dominant novelists of the mid-eighteenth century.

The scheming, sexually predatory anti-heroine of The Injur'd Husband is a memorable villain who defies all expectations of a woman's conduct in marriage. The heroine of Lasselia is initially a model of virtue who bravely resists the advances of a king, only to be driven by her passion and desire into an illicit affair with a married man and ultimately into ruin. These two provocative narratives strikingly represent Haywood's extraordinary contribution to the development of the novel.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. p. vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. ix-xxxviii
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  1. Chronology
  2. pp. xxxix-xlii
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  1. Note on the Texts
  2. pp. xliii-xliv
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  1. The Injur'd Husband
  2. p. 1
  1. PREFACE.
  2. pp. 2-3
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  1. To THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THELADY HOW
  2. p. 4
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  1. THE INJUR'D HUSBAND; OR, THE Mistaken Resentment. A NOVEL
  2. pp. 5-102
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  1. Lasselia
  2. pp. 103-104
  1. To THERIGHT HONOURABLE THEEARL OF SUFFOLK ANDBlNDON.
  2. pp. 105-106
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  1. LASSELIA: OR,THE SELF-ABANDON'D. A NOVEL
  2. pp. 107-150
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  1. Notes to the Novels
  2. pp. 151-158
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  1. Select Bibliography
  2. pp. 159-164
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813157870
Related ISBN
9780813121048
MARC Record
OCLC
607201445
Pages
208
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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