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  • Alfred and Emilyby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.18

    I think my father's rage at the trenches took me over, when I was very young, and has never left me. Do children feel their parents' emotions? Yes, we do, and it is a legacy I could have done without. What is the use of it? It is as if that old war is in my own memory, my own consciousness. In this extraordinary book, the 2007 Nobel Laureate Doris... more...

  • Reading the Nation in English Literatureby Elizabeth Sauer; Julia M. Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 38.95

    This volume contains primary materials and introductory essays on the historical, critical and theoretical study of "national literature", focusing on the years 1550 ? 1850 and the impact of ideas of nationhood from this period on contemporary literature and culture. The book is helpfully divided into three comprehensive parts. Part One contains... 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...

  • 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...

  • A Literary History of Women's Writing in Britain, 1660?1789by Susan Staves

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    The history of women's writing in Britain from the Restoration to the French Revolution, now in paperback. more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolfby Jane Goldman

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 23.00

    A useful and illuminating overview, covering the major works in detail. more...

  • The Practice of Quixotismby Scott Paul Gordon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    Using postmodern theory, The Practice of Quixotism explores eighteenth-century women's texts that use quixote narratives, which typically demand that individuals purge their minds of internalized fictions to insist instead that the reality we encounter is inevitably mediated by the texts we have read. more...