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  • 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...

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 It contains rare, unpublished, primary material, extensive critical and contextual material by the editor, and refuses to discriminate between issues of sex, sexuality and gender.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

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

    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...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolfby Jane Goldman

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 24.00

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