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- The Poems of Jane Barker: The Magdalen Manuscript,
ed. Kathryn King (Oxford: Magdalen College, 1998).
- The Galesia Trilogy and Selected Manuscript Poems of Jane
Barker, ed. Carol Shiner Wilson (Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press,
- The Entertaining Novels of Mrs. Jane Barker, 2 vols.
(London: Printed for A. Bettesworth and E. Curll, 1719).
- Poetical Recreations: Consisting of Original Poems, Songs,
Odes, &c. with Several New Translations (London: 1688).
- Exilius: or, The Banish'd Roman (London, 1715).
- A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies (London: Printed
for E. Curll and T. Payne, 1723).
- The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen (London: Printed
for A. Bettisworth, 1726).
- Love Intrigues; or, the History of the Amours of Bosvil
and Galesia (London: Printed for E. Curll, 1713).
- British Library, London: Stowe MS 232: Volume I, Jacobite
Correspondences, 1717-1732. This MS includes a letter from Barker
to the Duke of Ormond dated 18 March 1718, encouraging a renewed
Jacobite effort to retake the English throne.
- Magdalen College Library, Oxford: MS 343 (ca. 1701): "Poems
on several occasions in three parts: The first refering to the
times. The second, are poems writ since the author was in
France, or at least most of them. The third, are taken out of a
miscellany heretofore printed, and writ by the same author." This
is the last and most complete version of Barker's poems.
- British Library, London: Add. MS 21, 621 (ca. 1700): "A
Collection of poems refering to the times; since the King's
accession to the Crown. Occasionally writ according to the
circumstance of time and place." This manuscript is essentially
the same as the first third of the Magdalen College MS 343.
- Germaine Greer, Jeslyn Medoff, Melinda Sansone, and Susan
Hastings, eds., Kissing the Rod: An Anthology of Women's
Seventeenth-Century Verse (London: Virago Press, 1987; repr.
1988), pp. 354-57.
- Robert DeMaria, ed., British Literature 1640-1789: An
Anthology (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996).
- Paula R. Backscheider and John J. Richetti, eds., Popular
Fiction By Women: 1660-1730 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996).
- Margaret Anne Doody, "Jane Barker," in Dictionary of
Literary Biography, 39.I, ed. Martin Battestin (Detroit: Gale
Research Company, 1985): 24-30.
- Janet Todd, ed., British Women Writers (New York:
- Janet Todd, ed., Dictionary of British and American Women
Writers, 1660-1800 (London: Methuen, 1985).
Monographs and Articles
- Paula R. Backscheider, "Women Writers and the Chains of
Identification," Studies in the Novel 19 (Fall 1987):
- Carol Barash, English Women's Poetry, 1649-1714: Politics,
Community, and Linguistic Authority (Oxford: Clarendon Press,
- Toni Bowers, "Jacobite Difference and the Poetry of Jane
Barker," ELH 64, no. 4 (Winter 1997): 857-69.
- Margaret Anne Doody, "Deserts, Ruins, and Troubled Waters:
Female Dreams in Fiction and the Development of the Gothic
Novel," Genre 10 (Winter 1977): 529-72.
- Margaret J. M. Ezell, Writing Women's Literary History
(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1993).
- J. Paul Hunter, Before Novels: Cultural Contexts of
Eighteenth-Century English Fiction (New York: Norton, 1990).
- Kathryn R. King, Jane Barker, Exile: A Literary Career,
1675-1725 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000).
- Kathryn R. King and Jeslyn Medoff, "Jane Barker and her Life
(1652-1732): The Documentary Record," Eighteenth-Century
Life 21 (Nov. 1997): 16-38.
- Kathryn R. King, "Jane Barker, Mary Leopor and a Chain of
Very Odd Contingencies," English Language Notes 33 (March
- Kathryn R. King, "Of Needles and Pens and Women's Work,"
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 14 (Spring 1995):
- Kathryn R. King, "'The Unaccountable Wife' and Other Stories
of Female Desire in Jane Barker's A Patch-Work Screen for the
Ladies," The Eighteenth Century: Theory and
Interpretation 35 (Spring 1994): 155-72.
- Kathryn R. King, "Jane Barker, Poetical Recreations, and the
Sociable Text," ELH 61, no. 3 (Fall 1994): 551-70.
- Kathryn R. King, "Galesia, Jane Barker, and Coming to
Authorship," in Anxious Power: Reading, Writing, and
Ambivalence in Narrative by Women, ed. Carol J. Singley and
Susan Elizabeth Sweeney (Albany: State Univ. of New York Press,
1993), pp. 91-104.
- Jean B. Kern, "The Old Maid; Or, 'To Grow Old, and Be Poor,
and Laughed At,'" in Fetter'd or Free?: British Women
Novelists, 1670-1815, ed. Mary Anne Schofield and Cecilia
Macheski (Athens: Ohio Univ. Press, 1986), 201-14.
- William H. McBurney, "Edmund Curll, Mrs. Jane Barker, and the
English Novel," Philological Quarterly 27 (October 1958):
- Jeslyn Medoff, "Dryden, Jane Barker, and the 'Fireworks' on
the Night of the Battle of Sedgemore (1685)," Notes &
Queries 35 (June 1988): 175-76.
- John Richetti, Popular Fiction Before Richardson:
Narrative Patterns, 1700-1739 (Oxford: Clarendon Press,
- Jane Spencer, "Creating the Women Writer: The
Autobiographical Works of Jane Barker," Tulsa Studies in
Women's Literature 2 (Fall 1983): 165-81.
- Jane Spencer, The Rise of the Women Novelist (Oxford:
Basil Blackwell, 1986).
- Janet Todd, The Sign of Angellica: Women, Writing, and
Fiction, 1660-1800 (New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1989).
- Marilyn L. Williamson, Raising Their Voices: British Women
Writers, 1650-1750 (Detroit: Wayne State Univ. Press, 1990),
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