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Hays, Mary 1759 or 1760-1843

Overview
Works: 153 works in 441 publications in 3 languages and 7,493 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Feminist fiction  Christian fiction  Records and correspondence  Psychological fiction  Romance fiction  Fictional autobiographies  Drama  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Recipient
Classifications: PR4769.H6, 823.7
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Most widely held works about Mary Hays
 
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Memoirs of Emma Courtney by Mary Hays( Book )

44 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and French and held by 652 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'
Learning to drive : a novel by Mary Hays( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 458 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 1799 and 2011 in English and held by 364 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.)
Appeal to the men of Great Britain in behalf of women by Mary Hays( Book )

25 editions published between 1798 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 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
Memoirs of queens, illustrious and celebrated by Mary Hays( Book )

6 editions published in 1821 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of Emma Courtney by Mary Hays( Book )

19 editions published between 1796 and 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

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

20 editions published between 1793 and 2011 in English and held by 41 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 )

4 editions published between 1815 and 1823 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The correspondence (1779-1843) of Mary Hays, British novelist by Mary Hays( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The love-letters of Mary Hays (1779-1780) by Mary Hays( Book )

4 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The victim of prejudice. In two volumes. By Mary Hays, author of The memoirs of Emma Courtney. by Mary Hays( Book )

5 editions published in 1799 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

These selections come mainly from Hays' nonfiction writings, including letters, life-writing, political commentary, and essays
[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 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Learning to drive : a novel
Alternative Names
Eusebia ca. 1759/60-1843 Schriftstellerin

Eusebia Schriftstellerin 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 escritora británica

ヘイズ, メアリ

瑪麗·海斯

Languages
English (222)

French (2)

Italian (1)

Covers
Learning to drive : a novelThe victim of prejudiceMemoirs of Emma CourtneyThe correspondence (1779-1843) of Mary Hays, British novelistThe idea of being free : a Mary Hays readerMary Hays, (1759-1843) : the growth of a woman's mindThe idea of being free : a Mary Hays reader