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  • Inventing Herselfby Elaine Showalter

    Scribner 2001; US$ 27.50

    Sure to take its place alongside the literary landmarks of modern feminism, Elaine Showalter's brilliant, provocative work chronicles the roles of feminist intellectuals from the eighteenth century to the present. With sources as diverse as A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Scream 2, Inventing Herself is an expansive and timely exploration... more...

  • A Jury Of Her Peersby Elaine Showalter

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 10.99

    Fascinating, incisive, intelligent and never afraid of being controversial, Elaine Showalter introduces us to more than 250 writers. Here are the famous and expected names, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O'Connor, Gwendolyn Brooks, Grace Paley, Toni Morrison, and Jodi Picoult. And also many successful and acclaimed... more...

  • The Evolution of the French Novel, 1641-1782by Elaine Showalter

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 53.00 US$ 42.40

    In France between 1641 and 1782 the romance developed into the novel. Mr. Showalter's intensive study of the novel, particularly during the critical period 1700-1720, shows that an important movement toward nineteenth century realism was taking place. To trace this development the author has selected five phenomena?time, space, names, money, and the... more...

  • The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howeby Elaine Showalter

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 28.00

    ?Unfailingly vivid?and fair-minded? ? The Atlantic ?Riveting? ? The New York Times Book Review ?A biography with the verve and pace of a delicious novel...a polemic and a pleasure.? ? The Boston Globe The first biography to reveal Julia Ward Howe?the author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic ?as a feminist pioneer who fought her own battle... more...

  • Ethan Fromeby Edith Wharton; Elaine Showalter

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.15

    Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome tells the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zenia, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie Silver. In her introduction the distinguished critic Elaine Showalter discusses the background to the novel's composition and the reasons for its enduring success. more...

  • The Odd Womenby George Gissing; Elaine Showalter

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.65

    Virginia and Alice Madden are 'odd women', growing old alone in Victorian England with no prospect of finding love. Forced into poverty by the sudden death of their father, they lead lives of quiet desperation in a genteel boarding house in London. Meanwhile, their younger sister Monica, struggles to endure a loveless marriage she agreed to as her... more...

  • A Garden of Earthly Delightsby Joyce Carol Oates; Elaine Showalter

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Joyce Carol Oates?s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. In A Garden of Earthly Delights , Oates presents one of her most memorable heroines, Clara Walpole, the beautiful daughter of Kentucky-born migrant farmworkers. Desperate to rise above her haphazard existence... more...

  • Expensive Peopleby Joyce Carol Oates; Elaine Showalter

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    Joyce Carol Oates?s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. In Expensive People, Oates takes a provocative and suspenseful look at the roiling secrets of America?s affluent suburbs. Set in the late 1960s, this first-person confession is narrated by Richard Everett,... more...

  • Wonderlandby Joyce Carol Oates; Elaine Showalter

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    Joyce Carol Oates?s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. Spanning from the Great Depression to the turbulent Vietnam War era, Wonderland is the epic account of Jesse Vogel, a boy who emerged from a family tragedy with his life spared but his world torn apart.... more...

  • Louisa May Alcott: Little Women, Little Men, Jo's Boysby Louisa May Alcott; Elaine Showalter

    Library of America 2005; US$ 40.00

    The classic trilogy, in a hardcover collector's edition complete with the original illustrations. From the incidents of her own remarkable childhood, Louisa May Alcott fashioned a trilogy of novels that catapulted her to fame and fortune and that remain among the most beloved works in all of American literature. Here, in an authoritative single-volume... more...