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News from the Midell Regions and Calthorpe’s Chapel
by Dorothy Calthorpe
edited by Julie A. Eckerle
Iter Press, 2022
eISBN: 978-1-64959-070-1 | Paper: 978-1-64959-069-5
Library of Congress Classification PR3339.C13N49 2022
Dewey Decimal Classification 828.409

An introduction to a new early modern woman writer that makes her manuscripts available in print for the first time.
This first print edition of two extant manuscripts by Dorothy Calthorpe (1648–1693) introduces a new seventeenth-century woman writer to the growing canon of early modern female authors. The edition provides transcriptions of the manuscripts and Calthorpe’s will, as well as a hefty apparatus that features a comprehensive introduction to Calthorpe, her family, and her work; a glossary of persons who figured in her writing and her life; and two genealogical charts. Calthorpe’s writings (including both prose and verse and ranging from Petrarchan love poems to roman à clef and devotional verse), and the thoughtfully constructed and illustrated volumes in which her texts appear, demonstrate the rich intellectual life of a previously unknown female writer and provide a compelling example of Restoration manuscript production.

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