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Hays, Mary 1759 or 1760-1843

Overview
Works: 135 works in 359 publications in 3 languages and 6,628 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Feminist fiction  Biography  Records and correspondence  Psychological fiction  Drama  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Recipient
Classifications: PR4769.H6, 823.6
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Most widely held works about Mary Hays
 
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Most widely held works by Mary Hays
Memoirs of Emma Courtney by Mary Hays( )
70 editions published between 1769 and 2010 in English and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in the turbulent decade following the French Revolution, Memoirs of Emma Courtney is based on Mary Hays's own passionate struggle with romance and Enlightenment philosophy. A feminist and ardent disciple of Mary Wollstonecraft, Hays reveals the lamentable gap between 'what women are' and 'what women ought to be'. This novel is one of the most articulate expressions of the frustrations of a woman living in late eighteenth-century English society. It questions marital arrangements and courtship rituals by depicting a woman who actively pursues the man she loves. The novel suggests the need for improvement in the laws of society which 'have enslaved, enervated, and degraded woman'
Appeal to the men of Great Britain in behalf of women by Mary Hays( )
11 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this early attack on women's oppression, the author relies on logic, as well as the Bible, to argue for women's rights and to demonstrate society's misconceptions regarding women
Learning to drive : a novel by Mary Hays( Book )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brought up as a Christian Scientist, Charlotte McGuffey begins to doubt her lifelong beliefs after the death of her estranged husband, and embarks on a journey to the family's Vermont summer home in search of answers
Female biography, or, Memoirs of illustrious and celebrated women, of all ages and countries alphabetically arranged by Mary Hays( Book )
15 editions published between 1803 and 2005 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The victim of prejudice by Mary Hays( Book )
33 editions published between 1799 and 2000 in English and French and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mary Hays was an outspoken Radical intellectual in the turbulent decade of the 1790's. She argued vehemently for the need to recognise the moral and rational qualities of women, the necessity of a better system of education for girls, and the importance of giving women without fortunes a career without 'servitude in prostitution.' The Victim of Prejudice -- Hays' second novel, first published in 1799 -- is a powerful indictment of man-made institutions such as the courts and legislative systems which favour persons of wealth and rank. In the novel the metaphor of women's confinement becomes real as the heroine's worst nightmares, her horrors and sense of helplessness become a physical reality. The Victim of Prejudice is of great interest for its strong feminist content, and it is both powerful and moving as a literary work; this edition makes this important late eighteenth-century text again available to a wide readership. Comments: "Mary Hays' passionate tale of a girl who is raped but refuses to marry her seducer offers a powerful alternative to Victorian constructions of the 'fallen woman'. This early feminist novel, here judiciously edited by Eleanor Ty, should be read by anyone interested in the literary history of the sexualized female, in women's studies, or in British Romantic Literature." - Anne K. Mellor, UCLA"-- from www.broadviewpress.com (2nd ed.)
Memoirs of queens, illustrious and celebrated by Mary Hays( )
4 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters and essays, moral and miscellaneous by Mary Hays( )
16 editions published between 1793 and 2000 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cursory remarks on An enquiry into the expediency and propriety of public or social worship inscribed to Gilbert Wakefield, B.A. Late Fellow of Jesus-College, Cambridge. By Eusebia by Mary Hays( )
13 editions published between 1791 and 1792 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The victim of prejudice. In two volumes. By Mary Hays, author of The memoirs of Emma Courtney by Mary Hays( )
3 editions published in 1799 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fate of the Fenwicks; letters to Mary Hays (1798-1828) by E Fenwick( Book )
3 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The brothers, or, Consequences a story of what happens every day : with an account of Savings banks by Mary Hays( Book )
2 editions published between 1815 and 1823 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Family annals, or, The sisters by Mary Hays( Book )
5 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
[On reading romances] No. VII. To Mrs. W--- [in, Letters and essays, moral and miscellaneous] by Mary Hays( )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The idea of being free : a Mary Hays reader by Mary Hays( )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These selections come mainly from Hays' nonfiction writings, including letters, life-writing, political commentary, and essays
Cursory remarks on An enquiry into the expediency and propriety of public or social worship by Mary Hays( )
1 edition published in 1792 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The victim of prejudice (1799) : a facsimile reproduction with an introduction by Terence Allan Hoagwood by Mary Hays( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs of Emma Courtney. In two volumes by Mary Hays( )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Clinton : a tale for youth by Mary Hays( Book )
2 editions published in 1804 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs of women writers by Mary Hays( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The romantics: women novelists by Mary Hays( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Eusebia ca. 1759/60-1843 Schriftstellerin
Eusebia Schriftstellerin ca. 1759/60-1843
Hays, Mary 1759 or 60-1843
Hays, Mary 1760-1843
ヘイズ, メアリ
Languages
English (248)
French (2)
Italian (1)
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