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Selected Poetry and Prose
At her death in 1825, Anna Letitia Barbauld was considered one of the great writers of her time. Distinguished as a poet and essayist, she was also in innovator in children s literature, an eloquent supporter of liberal politics, and a literary critic of stature. This edition includes a generous selection of her poetry and the first comprehensive body of her prose in more ...more
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Barbauld is definitely one to be studied. I can't believe I haven't been aware of her until now. For me, she is most attractive in her philosophies and in the titling of her work. A poem called "To Dr. Aikin on his Complaining that she neglected him, October 20th 1768" is really exciting to me by name, but in execution I found not as much to love. Her obsession with the "embryo" stage of any idea was particularly interesting to me, though, and I wish I had the time to track it, research it. I do ...more
Anna Laetitia Barbauld, née Aikin; was a prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and children's author.More about Anna Laetitia Barbauld...