Arguing that the location of idealised maternity for women is in the act of writing educational discourse rather than in the physical performance of the maternal role, Davies plots the formation of a written paradigm of maternal education that associates maternity with educational authority. She examines a wide range of genres by authors that include Samuel Richardson, Mary Wollstonecraft, Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen.When Catherine is pining for henry her mother, unaware of her daughtera#39;s true affliction, points her to an essay in the improving volume ... rather she emphasises the importance of a balanced diet of literary consumption.19 the reader is clearly not meant to agree with ... the fun of sports. austen defends the didacticism of her novel while emphasising the effectiveness of wrapping education in the attractiveanbsp;...
|Title||:||Written Maternal Authority and Eighteenth-Century Education in Britain|
|Author||:||Ms Rebecca Davies|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-09-28|