Margaret Fell, Women’s Speaking Justified and Other Pamphlets

Margaret Fell, Women's Speaking Justified and Other Pamphlets

Edited by Jane Donawerth and Rebecca M. Lush

223 pages, 6" x 9"

  • Paperback
  • 9780866985956
  • Published: May 2018



Margaret Fell (1614–1702), one of the co-founders of the Society of Friends and a religious activist, was a prolific writer and distributor of Quaker pamphlets. This volume offers eight texts that span her writing career and represent her range of writing: autobiography, epistle or public letter, examination or record of a trial, letter to the king, and argument for women's preaching. These selections also document Fell's contributions to Friends' theology, exemplify seventeenth-century women's English-language literacy, illustrate Fell's theories of biblical reading, and exhibit the common qualities of Quaker rhetoric.