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  • Diaries and Journals of Literary Womenby Judy Simons

    Palgrave Macmillan 1990; US$ 50.00

    This highly original book investigates the part played by their personal writings in the lives of eight literary women. Can private journals provide information about their authors' public works? Do diaries dramatise the development of an individual literary `voice'? What was the special attraction of the diary form for women, and why has it been so... more...

  • The Kitchen Sinkby Tom Wells

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 14.57

    An irresistibly funny and tender play about big dreams and small changes. Amid the dreaming, the dramas and the dirty dishes, something has to give. But will it be Kath or the kitchen sink? Things aren't going to plan for one family in Withernsea, Yorkshire. Pieces are falling off Martin's milk float as quickly as he's losing customers and something's... more...

  • Women's Writing in Middle Englishby ALEXANDRA BARRATT

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Women's writing in any period remains of critical concern, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Alexandra Barratt's edition offers a wide range of texts from the period 1300-1500, including: Original texts written by women in the Middle Ages Texts translated by women in the Middle Ages Prayers, meditations, scriptural comment, and... more...

  • The Oxford Guide to British Women Writersby Joanne Shattock

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 40.00

    This introduction to British women's writing, from the earliest times to the present day, ranges across novelists, poets, playwrights, historians, scientists and translators. It covers, in an A-Z sequence, the lives and works of 400 writers in detail. more...

  • Her Own Womanby Diane Jacobs

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 28.00

    Pioneering eighteenth-century feminist Mary Wollstonecraft lived a life as radical as her vision of a fairer world. She overcame great disadvantages -- poverty (her abusive, sybaritic father squandered the family fortune), a frivolous education, and the stigma of being unmarried in a man's world. Her life changed when Thomas Paine's publisher, Joseph... more...

  • Secret Sexualitiesby Ian McCormick

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    Expansive in its historical range, vast sources and scholarly research, it contains rare, unpublished, primary material and refuses to discriminate between issues of sex, sexuality and gender. more...

  • Her Own Lifeby Helen Wilcox; Elaine Hobby; Hilary Hind; Elspeth Graham

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    This collection contains substantial extracts from the work of twelve seventeenth-century women from different walks of life, writing in a variety of forms covering an enormous range of topics including violence, travel, children and God. more...

  • The 'Improper' Feminineby Lyn Pykett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 44.95

    The first comparative study of the women's sensation novel of the 1860s and the New Woman fiction of the 1890s, two genres which undermined the ideal of the `proper feminine' and dangerously put female sexuality on the literary agenda. more...

  • Recreating Jane Austenby John Wiltshire

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 27.00

    John Wiltshire examines how Jane Austen's work has been 'recreated' in other mediums. more...

  • The Writing of Rural England, 1500-1800by Dr Stephen Bending; Dr Andrew McRae

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 195.00

    The Writing of Rural England 1500-1800 documents and contextualizes the conflicting representations of rural life during a crucial period of social, economic and cultural change. It highlights the dialogues and tensions between agriculture and aesthetics, economics and morality, men and women, leisure and labour. By drawing on both canonical and... more...