The Scotswoman at Home and Abroad

Non-fictional Writing, 1700-1900

Edited by Dorothy McMillan

Format: Hardback

An anthology which gives the reader an insight into the ideas and actions of women in Scotland over two centuries. The selection ranges across the social spectrum, from the aristocratic advice of "Lady Grisell Baillie's Household" book to the reminiscences and moral reflections of Janet Hamilton, a shoemaker's daughter from Shotts.

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The Association for Scottish Literary Studies

The Association for Scottish Literary Studies is an educational charity that aims to promote the study, teaching and writing of Scottish literature, and to further the study of the languages of Scotland. To these ends, ASLS publishes works of Scottish literature which have either been neglected or which merit a fresh presentation to a modern audience, and critical anthologies of both creative and non-fiction writing.

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This remarkable anthology gives the reader a unique insight into the ideas and actions of women in Scotland over two centuries. The selection ranges across the entire social spectrum, from the aristocratic advice of Lady Grisell Baillie's Household Book to the reminiscences and moral reflections of Janet Hamilton, a shoemaker's daughter from Shotts. Geographically the approach is scarcely less broad, stretching from accounts of the Hebrides and Shetlands to voyages across the Pacific ocean. Each selection begins with a biographical note and includes guidance for further reading. The extracts are annotated throughout, making "The Scotswoman at Home and Abroad" a resource for students as well providing historical and aesthetic pleasure for the general reader. Practical or whimsical, written for pleasure or for publication and profit, the extracts in "The Scotswoman at Home and Abroad" provide a vivid cross-section of half of Scotland's culture from 1700 to 1900, using texts that have fallen out of print and including some previously unpublished material.


Issues of class, gender and society are boldly illustrated, and the private and public life of the times can be read out of these works in ways that would not perhaps be possible from male writing of the period.

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Format Hardback
Imprint The Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Publication Date 24 May 2000
ISBN 9780948877421
Number of Pages 300

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