The plot of this novel turns on a conceit reminiscent of She Ventures, and He Wins (1695, a comedy by the unidentified Ariadne
—which, however, EM
almost certainly never read), with elements of a folk...
Her format here has stories or groups of stories introduced and ended with a poem. Topics range from ancient to contemporary, from sexuality to politics. The first poem has Phaedra
telling her sister Ariadne