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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$ 31.61

    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...

  • A Jury of Her Peersby Elaine Showalter

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; Not Available

    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 Vintage Book of American Women Writersby Elaine Showalter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

       The Vintage Book of American Women Writers is the first of its kind: a dazzling, monumental showcase of 350 years of poetry and fiction by American women.     Inspired and informed by her groundbreaking history A Jury of Her Peers, Elaine Showalter?s landmark anthology features the best work of writers ranging from Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet... more...

  • Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemyby Jean Webster; Elaine Showalter; Elaine Showalter

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 15.00

    One of the great novels of American girlhood, Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) follows the adventures of an orphan named Judy Abbott, whose letters to her anonymous male benefactor trace her development as an independent thinker and writer. Its sequel, Dear Enemy (1915), follows the progress of Judy's former orphanage, now run by her friend Sallie... more...

  • Expensive Peopleby Joyce Carol Oates; Elaine Showalter

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    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$ 14.95

    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...

  • Ethan Fromeby Edith Wharton; Elaine Showalter

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 8.99

    `It was not so much his great height that marked him ... it was the careless powerful look that he had, in spite of a lameness checking each step like the jerk of a chain.' Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome tells the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zeena, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie... more...

  • Out of Timeby Lynne Segal; Elaine Showalter

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 26.95

    A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging. How old am I? Don?t ask, don?t tell . As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Out of Time looks at many of the issues facing... more...

  • The Odd Womenby Elaine Showalter; George Gissing

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    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...