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Basic Reading

"Basic Reading" is just that -- it includes the essential primary texts, and some suggested secondary reading which can provide an introduction to Wroth and her writing.
A more detailed list of publications regarding Wroth can be found in the Complete Bibliography.


Primary Texts

     Wroth, Lady Mary, The First Part of The Countess of Montgomery’s Urania, ed. Josephine A. Roberts, Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 140/ Renaissance English Text Society, 17 (Binghamton, N.Y.: Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 1995)
     -- The Second Part of The Countess of Montgomery's Urania, ed.Josephine A. Roberts, completed by Suzanne Gossett and Janel Mueller. Medieval and Renaissance Texts and Studies, 211/ Renaissance English Text Society, 24 (Tempe, Arizona: Renaissance English Text Society in conjunction with Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 1999)
     -- Lady Mary Wroth’s Love’s Victory: The Penshurst Manuscript, ed. Michael G. Brennan (London: The Roxburghe Club, 1988)
     -- The Poems of Lady Mary Wroth, ed. Josephine A. Roberts, 2nd edition (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1992)

Secondary Texts

     Beilin, Elaine, Redeeming Eve: Women Writers of the English Renaissance (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987)
     Lamb, Mary Ellen, Gender and Authorship in the Sidney Circle (Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1990)
     Haselkorn, Anne M., and Betty S. Travitsky, eds, The Renaissance Englishwoman in Print: Counterbalancing the Canon (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1990)
     Miller, Naomi J., and Gary Waller, eds, Reading Mary Wroth: Representing Alternatives in Early Modern England (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1991)
     Paulissen, May Nelson, The Love Sonnets of Lady Mary Wroth: A Critical Introduction, Salzburg Studies in English Literature, Elizabethan and Renaissance Studies, 104 (Salzburg: Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, 1982)
     Quilligan, Maureen, ‘Lady Mary Wroth:  Female Authority and the Family Romance’, in Unfolded Tales:  Essays on Renaissance Romance, ed. George M. Logan and Gordon Teskey (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1989), pp. 257-80
     Salzman, Paul, English Prose Fiction, 1558-1700: A Critical History (Oxford: O.U.P., 1985)
     Wall, Wendy, The Imprint of Gender: Authorship and Publication in the English Renaissance (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1993)
     Waller, Gary F., The Sidney Family Romance: Mary Wroth, William Herbert, and the Early Modern Construction of Gender (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1993)

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