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By Sharon Cadman Seelig

ISBN-10: 0521856957

ISBN-13: 9780521856959

Early smooth autobiographies and diaries supply a special perception into women's lives and the way they remembered, interpreted and represented their reviews. Sharon Seelig analyzes the writings of six seventeenth-century girls: diaries by means of Margaret Hoby and Anne Clifford, extra prolonged narratives by means of Lucy Hutchinson, Ann Fanshawe, and Anne Halkett, and the terribly various and self-dramatizing courses of Margaret Cavendish. Combining an unique account of the advance of autobiography with research of the texts, Seelig explores the relation among the writers' offerings of style and shape and the tales they selected to inform.

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Recent readers of the 1616–19 diary have seen quite deliberate patterns in her self-presentation, raising questions about how we should approach The construction of a life: Anne Clifford 39 this text. Richard T. 11 Beginning from the assumption that a diary ought to be a factual account, Spence finds this one lacking for his purposes: “A major obstacle to any assessment of the Dorset marriage is that virtually everything known about it comes from Anne herself. . There are grounds for regarding the Diaries as a partial, even prejudiced, source which has to be assessed cautiously and critically like any historical document” (59–60).

15: “walked and Conferred of diuers thinges with Mr Hoby”); he does not reappear until December 27 and 30. From these references it would seem that however good – or distant – her relationship with her husband may have been, Margaret Hoby also carried on a largely independent existence, a life with its own routine, social encounters, religious duties and experience. In general the relationship between the two seems amicable and certainly not emotionally charged;46 there is evidence that he consulted her about business affairs and left much of the management of the estate in her hands.

33 This change in the diary’s emphasis and the frequent mention of Rhodes as a partner in reading or conversation have led some critics to speculate about the intimacy of the relationship between Margaret Hoby and Richard Rhodes. ”34 In such a case one form of domination or dependence might replace another. Even the usually cautious Dorothy Meads wonders whether the “vague but oft-mentioned ‘temptation’” of the diary “materialized for Margaret, not yet thirty, in the form of Richard Rhodes and young William Eure” (267).

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