Conduct Books: A Brief Reading List
Armstrong, Nancy. "The Rise of the Domestic Woman." The Ideology of Conduct: Essays on Literature and the History of Sexuality. Ed. Nancy Armstrong and Leonard Tennenhouse. New York: Methuen, 1987.
Kirkpatrick, Kathryn. "Sermons and Strictures: Conduct-Book Propriety and Property Relations in Late Eighteenth-Century England." History, Gender & Eighteenth-Century Literature. Ed. Beth Fowkes Tobin. Athens and London: The U of Georgia P, 1994. 198-226.
Miller, P. J. "Women's Education, 'Self-Improvement' and Social Mobility--A Late Eighteenth Century Debate." British Journal of Educational Studies 20 (1972): 302-14.
More, Hannah. Strictures on the Modern System of Female Education. Ed. Gina Luria. 2 vols. 1799; rpt. New York: Garland, 1974.
Poovey, Mary. The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1984.
Wollstonecraft, Mary. Thoughts on the Education of Daughters. Ed. Gina Luria. New York: Garland, 1974.
Zaczek, Barbara. Censored Sentiments: Letters and Censorship in Epistolary Novels and Conduct Marterial. Newark: U of Delaware P, 1997.