Planting Seeds of Virtue: Sentimental Fiction and the Moral Education of Women
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.
eighteenth-century fiction, women writers, virtue, moral education of women, Burney, Francis, Edgeworth, Maria, Hamilton, Elizabeth, Marishall, Jean
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): <http://www.cf.ac.uk/encap/corvey/articles/ cc06_n02.html>