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The Reform'd Coquet (Mary Davys)

18th century English novel involving apparent same-sex desire between women except that one is a man in disguise.

LHMP entry

This article examines two texts in the "reformed coquette" genre to look at changes in views of women's romantic agency and how romantic relationships between women were both presumed by, and a challenge to, the notion of marriage as based on mutual affection.

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