The Modern Philosopher, Letters to Her Son and Verses on the Siege of Gibraltar, by Elizabeth Craven now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Modern Philosopher, Letters to Her Son and Verses on the Siege of Gibraltar, by Elizabeth Craven, edited by Julia Gasper.
This book offers a modern edition of three fascinating and important works by Elizabeth Craven (1750-1828), an English author who lived for many years on the Continent. Craven is mainly remembered for her scandalous personal life, but deserves more serious attention. She was influenced by Enlightenment ideas and took a broad interest in the events of her time. The Modern Philosopher (1790) is a satire on the egalitarian theories of the French Revolution. The intellectual Longinius advocates equality in theory as perfectly logical, but is dismayed when his household put it into practice. Its love-plot has a happy ending. Written originally in French, it is here translated for the first time.
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About the Editor
Julia Gasper received her doctorate in English Literature from Somerville College, Oxford University. She has taught for Stanford University in Oxford, the Open University, and the University of Surrey at Roehampton, UK. Her recent books include Theodore von Neuhoff, King of Corsica: The Man Behind the Legend (2012) and The Marquis d’Argens: A Philosophical Life (2014), a critical biography of the French Enlightenment author and philosopher. Her first book, The Dragon and the Dove: The Plays of Thomas Dekker, was published in 1990, and she is also the author of Elizabeth Craven: Writer, Feminist and European (2017), a biography that sheds considerable new light on its subject.