Botany, Sexuality and Women's Writing, 1760-1830: From Modest Shoot to Forward Plant
In this fascinating study, Samantha George explores the cultivation of the female mind and the feminized discourse of botanical literature in 18th century Britain. In particular, she discusses British women's engagement with the Swedish botanist, Carl Linnaeus, and his unsettling discovery of plant sexuality. Previously ignored primary texts of an extraordinary nature are...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 15th 2008 by Manchester University Press
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