Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Robert Adams Day
Standard Name: Day, Robert Adams
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|Literary responses||Mary Davys|
The ascription has been subject to some question, since the formerly accepted birthdate for CT made her only fourteen at the time; the date established by more recent scholarship makes her approaching twenty.
One contemporary reader recorded in a couplet the conviction that Familiar Letters ends with the two correspondents heading for marriage. Recent readers (as represented by editor Martha Bowden and several classes of students) are more...
|Textual Features||Lady Mary Wortley Montagu||
They include a novel in five letters (Indamora to Lindamira), a verse-and-prose romance (The Adventurer), and poems in various pastoral and classical modes—epistles, lyrics, etc. The novel gives a voice to...
|Textual Production||Catharine Trotter||
Critic Robert Adams Day ably summarised the virtues of this tale in 1969, well ahead of the explosion of interest in early women's writing. He pointed out the novelty of the middle-class heroine, chaste but...
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