Discourses of Suffering

WROTH, Mary.



ESTC S122291

The first published prose romance written by an Englishwoman. Wroth challenges traditional gender roles, giving female perspectives on love, marriage, and sexuality. Her heroines express desire openly and on their own terms.

Urania was withdrawn from publication shortly after its release, not for its thinly-veiled erotic content, but because it was considered libellous.

Austrian National Library, digitised by Google Books.