ENGLISH POETRY 1579-1830: SPENSER AND THE TRADITION

Frances Wright

(1795-1852)


Frances Wright, born in Dundee Scotland, was orphaned at the age of two, and raised by an aunt in England and her uncle James Mylne, professor at Glasgow University (1813). In 1818 she emigrated to America with her sister, where she produced a play, founded an experimental community, and lectured on abolition and radical causes. With Robert Dale Owen she edited a socialist journal. After residence in France and two marriages, she died at Cincinnati in December 1852.


TEXT RECORDS:

1824To Genius.

PUBLICATIONS:

Altorf, a tragedy. 1819.
Views of society and manners in America in a series of letters. 1821.
A few days in Athens. 1822.
Course of popular lectures. 1829.
Fables. 1830.
What is the matter? 1838.
England the civilizer — her history developed in its principles. 1848.