Lady Margaret Douglas and Others, The Devonshire Manuscript: A Women's Book of Courtly Poetry

The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe - The Toronto Series, Vol. 19

Lady Margaret Douglas and Others, The Devonshire Manuscript: A Women's Book of Courtly Poetry

Edited by Elizabeth Heale
2012 | 277 pp. | 978-0-7727-2128-0 | Paperback 6 x 9 in
$31.95 |

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Winner of the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women's 2013 Josephine Roberts Award for Best Scholarly Edition, 2012

This is an essential volume, and there’s no scholar better equipped to edit it than Elizabeth
Heale, whose expertise on early women’s writing in manuscript is unsurpassed. The Devonshire
Manuscript is a vital source of Tudor literary history, illustrating the circulation of lyrics
by Tudor poets such as Sir Thomas Wyatt, and offering evidence of collaborative forms of
production and circulation that challenge prior assumptions about early forms of authorship,
readership, and literary culture more broadly. Yet despite its importance, the Devonshire
Manuscript has been all but inaccessible until now. With its extensive notes, thoughtful
introduction, and carefully edited text, Heale’s edition will be a valuable reference work for
scholars as well as an important textbook for students encountering the Devonshire Manuscript
for the first time.
—Jennifer Summit
Professor of English, Stanford University