Slip-shod Sibyls: Recognition, Rejection and the Women Poet


The term “slip-shod sibyls”, adapted from a gibe of Alexander Pope, encapsulates the common contempt for the half-educated women who dared to expose themselves in the pre-1900 literary market-place. This study examines the life and work of an extraordinary group of women – from the myth of Sappho to the dishonesty of Katherine Philips, the enduring mysteries of Aphra Behn and the tragic tale of Letitia Landon, forced to masquerade as “The Child of Song”.

Publisher: Viking

Date Published: 1995

Book Condition:  Very good hardcover in like dust jacket showing minimal edge wear

ISBN: 0670849146

ISBN: 0670849146

1 in stock


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Slip-shod Sibyls: Recognition, Rejection and the Women Poet”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *