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Hensley, Jeannine

Works: 6 works in 52 publications in 1 language and 2,098 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS711, 811.1
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Most widely held works by Jeannine Hensley
The works of Anne Bradstreet by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

43 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry and prose by early feminist author Anne Bradstreet, written in the seventeenth century after her arrival in the American colonies
Astronomy through the ages : the story of the human attempt to understand the universe by Robert Wilson( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: Anne Bradstreet, the first true poet in the American colonies, wrote at a time and in a place where any literary creation was rare and difficult and that of a woman more unusual still. Born in England and brought up in the household of the Earl of Lincoln where her father, Thomas Dudley, was steward, Anne Bradstreet sailed to Massachusetts Bay in 1630, shortly after her marriage at sixteen to Simon Bradstreet. For the next forty years she lived in the New England wilderness, raising a family of eight, combating sickness and hardship, and writing the verse that made her, as the poet Adrienne Rich says in her Foreword to this edition, "the first non-didactic American poet, the first to give an embodiment to American nature, the first in whom personal intention appears to precede Puritan dogma as an impulse to verse." All Anne Bradstreet's extant poetry and prose is published here with modernized spelling and punctuation. This volume reproduces the second edition of Several Poems, brought out in Boston in 1678, as well as the contents of a manuscript first printed in 1857. Adrienne Rich's Foreword offers a sensitive and illuminating critique of Anne Bradstreet both as a person and as a writer, and the Introduction, scholarly notes, and appendices by Jeannine Hensley make this an authoritative edition. Adrienne Rich observes, "Intellectual intensity among women gave cause for uneasiness" at this period - a fact borne out by the lines in the Prologue to the early poems: "I am obnoxious to each carping tongue/ Who says my hand a needle better fits." The broad scope of Anne Bradstreet's own learning and reading is most evident in the literary and historical allusions of The Tenth Muse, the first edition of her poems, published in London in 1650. Her later verse and her prose meditations strike a more personal note, however, and reveal both a passionate religious sense and a depth of feeling for her husband, her children, the fears and disappointments she constantly faced, and the consoling power of nature. Imbued with a Puritan striving to turn all events to the glory of God, these writings bear the mark of a woman of strong spirit, charm, delicacy, and wit: in their intimate and meditative quality Anne Bradstreet is established as a poet of sensibility and permanent stature
The works by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Anne Bradstreet, in prose and verse by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Garden club projects( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Works of Anne Bradstreet. Edited by Jeannine Hensley, etc. [With a facsimile.] by Anne Bradstreet( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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