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Title: Planting Seeds of Virtue: Sentimental Fiction and the Moral Education of Women
Authors: Perkins, Pam
Keywords: eighteenth-century fiction
women writers
moral education of women
Burney, Francis
Edgeworth, Maria
Hamilton, Elizabeth
Marishall, Jean
Issue Date: 30-Jun-2001
Citation: P. PERKINS. ‘Planting Seeds of Virtue: Sentimental Fiction and the Education of Women’, Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text 6 (June 2001). Online: Internet (date accessed): < cc06_n02.html>
Abstract: Perkins discusses the contributions made by women writers to debates on the virtue and moral education of women in the eighteenth century. Using examples from Frances Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Hamilton, and Jean Marishall, Perkins suggests that their ideas of virture were more complex than is generally recognized today.
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