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- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 205.00
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...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00
The history of women's writing in Britain from the Restoration to the French Revolution, now in paperback. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 30.00
Reading the Brontė Body combines medical anthropology, the history of medicine, and literary analysis to offer a new perspective with which to understand representations of disease and illness found in the novels written by Anne, Emily, and Charlotte Brontė. more...