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Hays, Mary 1759-1843

Overview
Works: 173 works in 504 publications in 3 languages and 7,688 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Feminist fiction  Biography  Christian fiction  Records and correspondence  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Autobiographical fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Recipient, Other
Classifications: PR4769.H6, 823.7
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Memoirs of Emma Courtney by Mary Hays( )

70 editions published between 1769 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,956 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'.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( )

27 editions published between 1798 and 2018 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Female biography, or, Memoirs of illustrious and celebrated women of all ages and countries : alphabetically arranged by Mary Hays( Book )

20 editions published between 1803 and 2016 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to drive : a novel by Mary Hays( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 449 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
The victim of prejudice by Mary Hays( Book )

31 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 428 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"--www.broadviewpress.com (2nd ed.)
Memoirs of Emma Courtney : By Mary Hays. In two volumes. by Mary Hays( )

16 editions published between 1796 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters and essays, moral and miscellaneous by Mary Hays( )

23 editions published between 1793 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cursory remarks on An enquiry into the expediency and propriety of public or social worship by Mary Hays( )

18 editions published between 1791 and 2018 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of queens, illustrious and celebrated by Mary Hays( Book )

7 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The victim of prejudice by Mary Hays( )

6 editions published in 1799 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The victim of prejudice : a facsimile reproduction with an introduction by Terence Allan Hoagwood by Mary Hays( Book )

9 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of the Fenwicks; letters to Mary Hays (1798-1828) by E Fenwick( Book )

4 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emma Courtney 1796 by Mary Hays( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brothers, or Consequences, a story of what happens every day by Mary Hays( Book )

4 editions published between 1815 and 1823 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of being free : a Mary Hays reader by Mary Hays( )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These selections come mainly from Hays' nonfiction writings, including letters, life-writing, political commentary, and essays
Family annals, or, The sisters by Mary Hays( Book )

6 editions published in 1817 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[On reading romances] No. VII. To Mrs. W--- [in, Letters and essays, moral and miscellaneous] by Mary Hays( )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 2016 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of women writers by Mary Hays( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Hays was a radical feminist whose writings brought her to the attention of her contemporaries William Blake, Thomas Paine, Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin. Her Female Biography is an ambitious and acclaimed work, covering the lives of 294 women
Mary Hays, Female biography; or, Memoirs of illustrious and celebrated women, of all ages and countries (1803) Volume 2 by Mary Hays( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Memoirs of Emma Courtney
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Female biography, or, Memoirs of illustrious and celebrated women of all ages and countries : alphabetically arrangedLearning to drive : a novelThe victim of prejudiceEmma Courtney 1796The idea of being free : a Mary Hays readerWomen, writing, and revolution, 1790-1827Mary Hays, (1759-1843) : the growth of a woman's mind
Alternative Names
A. Mary Hays shkrimtare britanike

Eusebia ca. 1759/60-1843 Schriftstellerin

Eusebia Schriftstellerin 1760-1843

Hays, Mary, 1759 or 1760-1843

Hays, Mary 1759 or 60-1843

Hays, Mary 1759 ou 60-1843

Mary Hays British writer

Mary Hays Brits romanschrijfster (1759-1843)

Mary Hays écrivain anglais

Mary Hays escriptora britànica

Mary Hays escritora británica

ヘイズ, メアリ

玛丽·海斯

Languages
English (332)

French (2)

Italian (1)