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A full and rich collection of Wheatley's poetry and writings: from letters and tales, to hymns and elegies, translations and philosophical poems. With her contemplative elegies and her use of the poetic imagination to escape an unsatisfactory world, Wheatley anticipated the Romantic Movement of the following century, while shedding light on the injustice of her condition.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140424300
ISBN-10: 014042430X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 128mm x 12mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Penguin Books Australia
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Publish Date: 30-May-2002
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Phillis Wheatley

Phyllis Wheatley (1753-1784) was taken from western Africa to Boston by the slave ship Phillis in 1761. Recognising her talent, her owners gave her an education and Wheatley became an internationally known poet before the age of twenty, the first published woman of African descent. Vincent Carretta is professor of English at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has edited the Penguin Classics editions of the work of Olaudah Equiano, Igniatius Sancho and Ottobah Cugoano.

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