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  • Her Own Womanby Diane Jacobs

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 28.00

    Brenda Wineapple author of Sister, Brother: Gertrude and Leo Stein Set against the stirring backdrop of the French Revolution, Jacobs's spirited account of Mary Wollstonecraft sensitively portrays a bold woman in full dress: renowned author, unwed mother, rational feminist, headstrong and loving -- in short, an intelligent woman fully alive to her... 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...

  • The '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 It contains rare, unpublished, primary material, extensive critical and contextual material by the editor, and refuses to discriminate between issues of sex, sexuality and gender.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$ 28.00

    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$ 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...

  • Reading the Brontė Bodyby Beth Torgerson

    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...

  • The Practice of Quixotismby Scott Paul Gordon

    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...

  • Versions of Blacknessby Derek Hughes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 23.00

    This edition presents a new edition of Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, with unprecedentedly full and informative commentary. more...

  • Agatha Christie: Power and Illusionby R.A. York

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 110.00

    This study shows how she sought to reconcile her attachment to the Victorian past with her recognition of a new society that undermined established order and in doing so gave more opportunities to women, confused class-boundaries, extended tolerance, allowed the cult of pleasure and self-assertion and revealed the ambiguities of respectability. more...