Published by: Michigan State University Press
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
Sales Date: 1995-06-30
171 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in
- ISBN: 9780937191514
- Published: June 1995
In the final decades of the eighteenth century, a small group of women were particularly prominent as writers of educational books for women. Priscilla Wakefield was one of them, active 1770-1832 in England, Britain, Europe. Mental Improvement presents Wakefield's lessons for young people on a wide variety of topics, from whaling and seashells to painting on glass and the origin of navigation, are presented in fictional conversations of an eighteenth-century family.