It fueled Macaulay's impressive literary output—Davies focuses mainly on her star-making History of England from the Accession of James I to that of the Brunswick Line — —as well as Warren's own catalogue of satirical plays and poems, and her remarkable History of the Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution Macaulay and Warren's social and ideological positions also yielded a profusion of other texts: Davies's first three chapters focus on Macaulay, paying particular attention to public representations of her as both the literal embodiment of the spirit of liberty, and later as a monstrous Amazon or belle sauvage as her political reputation declined in England.
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Davies's fourth chapter brings Warren into the fold, analyzing the voluminous body of Warren's correspondence with her female contemporaries including Macaulay as a form of public writing. The fifth chapter chronicles the Sans Souci episode, including the rift between Warren and Macaulay, which was mended before Macaulay left America.
The importance of healing this breach becomes plain in Davies's final chapter, where she considers Warren's own decline into political unpopularity, touching on the sustaining power that Macaulay's and Warren's friendship had for both women in politically trying times. Davies's book is both a thorough study and a pleasure to read.
My only quarrel with her argument stems from her reading of Sans Souci. She suggests that the characters representing Warren and Macaulay "were effectively If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
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