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  • Women and Literary Celebrity in the Nineteenth Centuryby Brenda Weber

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 109.95

    Focusing on representations of women's literary celebrity in nineteenth-century nonfiction and fiction, Weber examines the transatlantic cultural politics of gender, sex and the body. Looking at discursive patterns and texts by authors like Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, Fanny Fern, Margaret Oliphant and Eliza Potter that feature successful... more...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 43.95

    During a period when writing was often the only form of self-expression for women, Her Own Life contains extracts from the autobiographical texts of twelve seventeenth-century women addressing a wide range of issues central to their lives. more...

  • Improper' Feminineby Lyn Pykett

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    The women's sensation novel of the 1860s and the New Woman fiction of the 1890s were two major examples of a perceived feminine invasion of fiction which caused a critical furore in their day. Both genres, with their shocking, `fast' heroines, fired the popular imagination by putting female sexuality on the literary agenda and undermining the `proper... more...

  • Secret Sexualitiesby Ian McCormick

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    Secret Sexualities is expansive in its historical range, vast sources and scholarly research. It contains rare, unpublished, primary material, extensive critical and contextual material by the editor, and refuses to discriminate between issues of sex, sexuality and gender. The coverage includes: * extracts dealing with anatomy and medicine * the... 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...