Eighteenth-Century Women Writers and the Gentleman's Liberation Movement …


Eighteenth-Century Women Writers and the Gentleman's Liberation Movement : In the late eighteenth-century English novel, the question of feminism has usually been explored with respect to how women writers treat their heroines and how they engage with contemporary political debates, particularly those relating to the French Revolution. Megan Woodworth argues that women writers' ideas about their own liberty are also present in their treatment of male characters. In positing a 'Gent…