Author:Mary Astell

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Mary Astell
(1666–1731)
English feminist writer
Mary Astell

Works[edit]

  • A Serious Proposal to the Ladies for the Advancement of their True and Greatest Interest. By a Lover of Her Sex (1694)
  • Some Reflections Upon Marriage, Occasioned by the Duke and Duchess of Mazarine's Case; Which is Also Considered. (1700)
  • A Fair Way with Dissenters and their Patrons. Not writ by Mr. L – - – - – y, or any other Furious Jacobite, whether Clergyman or Layman; but by a very Moderate Person and Dutiful Subject to the Queen (1704)
  • An Impartial Enquiry into the Causes of Rebellion and Civil War in this Kingdom: In an examination of Dr. Kennett’s sermon, 31 Jan. 1703/4. And Vindication of the Royal Martyr (1704)
  • The Character of the Wisest Men. Re-printed and published by the Author’s Friends (1704)
  • Moderation Truly Stated: or, a review of a late pamphlet, entitul’d Moderation a virtue, or the occasional conformist justify’d from the imputation of hypocricy. Wherein this justification is further consider’d, … (1704)
  • Letters concerning the love of God, between the author of the proposal to the ladies and Mr. John Norris: Wherein his late Discourse, shewing, That it ought to be intire and exclusive of all other Loves, is further Cleared and Justified. Published by J. Noris, M. A. Rector of Bemerton near Sarum. (1705)
  • The Christian religion, as profess’d by a daughter of the Church of England (1705)
  • Bart’lemy Fair: or an enquiry after with: in which due respect is had to a letter concerning enthusiasm, to my Lord ***. By Mr. Wotton (1709)
  • An enquiry after wit: wherein the trifling arguing and impious raillery of the late Earl of Shaftesbury, in his Letter concerning enthusiasm, and other profane writers, are fully answer’d and justly exposed (1722)
  • An essay in defence of the female sex. In which are incerted the characters of a pedant, a squire, a beau, a virtuoso, a poetaster, a city-critick, &c. In a letter to a lady. Written by a lady (1696) [Attributed]
  • Six familiar essays upon marriage, crosses in love, sickness, death, loyalty, and friendship, written by a lady (1696) [Attributed]

Works about Astell[edit]

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