I just finished reading Eliza Haywood’s The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless for my 18th century novel class and, as I try to summarize/review. Evelina and Betsy Thoughtless john dunlop, in The History of Fiction, , was apparently the first to elaborate the theory that Eliza Haywood’s History of Miss. Eliza Haywood (c. – 25 February ), born Elizabeth Fowler, was an English writer, .. Betsy Thoughtless represents an important change in the 18th century novel. It portrays a mistaken but intelligent and strong-willed woman who .
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It had a lot of “preaching” but Haywood did it in such a way that it wasn’t super annoying or preachy. If nothing else, it’s a fascinating insight into the world of the s, more illuminating than anything else I’ve read from that era. You are commenting using your WordPress. As Alexander Pettit notes in his introduction to The WifeHaywood approaches the issue of wifehood through diverse means in equally diverse genres. She published Memoirs of an Unfortunate Young Nobleman in Notify me of new comments via email.
Haywood, Delarivier Manley and Aphra Behn were known as ” The fair triumvirate of wit ” and are considered the most prominent writers of amatory fiction. Haywood’s writing career thougjtless in with the first installment of Love in Excessa novel, and ended in the year she died with conduct books The Wife and The Husbandand thoughtleds biweekly periodical The Young Lady. So much more enjoyable than Pamela Richardson or Fielding’s Amelia.
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The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless
Hannah rated it really liked it Nov bety, If not, should be. Rather, as literary historians came to praise and value the masculine novel and, most importantly, to dismiss the courtship novel and to exclude novels of eroticism, Haywood’s works were rejected for more chaste or more overtly philosophical works.
Finally, Munden gets sick and dies, which is great, and so does Harriet, which is very unlikely, but no one cares because they want Betsy and Trueworth to marry. Backscheider claims that “Haywood’s place in literary history is equally remarkable and as neglected, misunderstood, and misrepresented as her oeuvre” xiii intro drama.
Scholars of Eliza Haywood universally agree upon only one thing: Inher first play, A Wife to be Lett, was staged. I’m a fan so thoughtlesx. I found the novel to be a refreshing bwtsy honest view of the 18th century social dance, with a forthrightness that is not found in male writers of the era.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. She wrote in almost every genre, and many of her works were published anonymously. I thought this one was pretty racy while finding the section pertaining to Trueworth and Miss Flora especially disturbing since the narrator never really chided his character for his fornication. Dec 09, Briar Rose rated it liked it Shelves: In the later novels of the s and s however, marriage was viewed as a positive situation between men and women.
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There’s something slyly feminist about Haywood’s story. Trueworth, one of her many suitors. It’s actually really good if you’re a fan of Jane Austen Savage is considered the likely impetus for Pope’s attack on Haywood, as well. But reading Eliza Haywood is very different from reading Samuel Richardson’s Pamelaanother popular novel of the time.
Betsy leaves her emotionally and financially abusive husband Munden and experiences independence for a time before she decides to marry again. An increase in interest and recognition of Haywood’s literary works began in the s.
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She may have even seen him as a mentor during the earliest years of her career. Lampe and Thomas Arne in She then receives a letter informing her about Myrtano’s engagement to another woman, so she leaves for Verona, hoping to enter a convent. They are married around the same time Betsy becomes Mrs.
Pope attacks her thoughhless politics and for, implicitly, plagiarism.