Ann Yearsley and Hannah More, patronage and poetry: the story of a literary relationship

Kerri Andrews

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Abstract

Hannah More and Ann Yearsley experienced a long-standing relationship that lasted far beyond their roles as patron and protégée. More had originally come to prominence as a playwright under the patronage of celebrated actor/manager David Garrick. When an established writer herself, she was able to assist Yearsley, bringing the young poet’s rustic voice to the attention of an eighteenth-century society hungry for the fashionable phenomenon of the ‘rural genius’.
Andrews offers a timely and necessary reassessment of the careers of both Yearsley and More. Making use of newly discovered letters and poems, she provides a full analysis of the breakdown of the two writers’ affiliation and compares it to other labouring-class relationships based on patronage.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPickering & Chatto Publishers
Number of pages208
ISBN (Print)9781848931510
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Publication series

NameGender and Genre
PublisherPickering & Chatto Publishers
Volume11

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Poetry
Hannah More
Writer
Patronage
Poet
Genius
Poem
Letters
Managers
Playwright
Patron

Keywords

  • ann yearsley
  • hannah more
  • patronage
  • poetry
  • literary relationship
  • patron and protegee
  • playwright
  • eighteenth-century society

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Andrews, K. (2013). Ann Yearsley and Hannah More, patronage and poetry: the story of a literary relationship. (Gender and Genre; Vol. 11). London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers.
Andrews, Kerri. / Ann Yearsley and Hannah More, patronage and poetry : the story of a literary relationship. London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2013. 208 p. (Gender and Genre).
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London : Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2013. 208 p. (Gender and Genre; Vol. 11).

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