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  • The 'Improper' Feminineby Lyn Pykett

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Companion to Early Modern Women's Writingby Arturo Pacheco; Anita Pacheco

    Wiley 2008; US$ 243.95

    This timely volume represents one of the first comprehensive, student-oriented guides to the under-published field of early modern women's writing. Brings together more than twenty leading international scholars to provide the definitive survey volume to the field of early modern women's writing Examines individual texts, including works... more...

  • Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernityby Jennifer Munroe; Rebecca Laroche

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Challenges the notion of how early modern women may or may not have spoken for (or even with) nature. By focusing on various forms of 'dialogue,' these essays shift our interest away from speaking and toward listening, to illuminate ways that early modern Englishwomen interacted with their natural surroundings. more...

  • Encyclopedia of British Women's Writing 1900-1950by Faye Hammill; Ashlie Sponenberg; Esme Miskimmin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 46.00

    This study provides a comprehensive and wide-ranging resource which includes information on many previously neglected British women writers (novelists, poets, dramatists, autobiographers) and topics. It provides contextualizing material, with concise introductions to related topics, including organizations, movements, genres and publications. more...

  • The English Language Poetry of South Asiansby Mitali Pati Wong; Syed Khwaja Moinul Hassan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00

    In this study, ten independent critical essays and a coda explore the English-language poetry of South Asians in terms of time, place, themes and poetic methodologies. The transnational perspective taken establishes connections between colonial and postcolonial South Asian poetry in English as well as the poetry of the old and new diaspora and the... more...

  • A Fine Brush on Ivoryby Richard Jenkyns

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 19.99

    What is it about Jane Austen's writing that brings such pleasure? Jenkyns's sparkling study delights in Austen's craft, wit, and pathos, and explores the subtlety, depth, and innovation that forever mark her out as a supreme storyteller. <i>A Fine Brush on Ivory</i> will enhance the admiration and pleasure of all those who enjoy... more...

  • Forget Me Notby Katherine D. Harris

    Ohio University Press 2015; US$ 55.99

    By November 1822, the British reading public had already voraciously consumed both Walter Scott?s expensive novels and Rudolf Ackermann?s exquisite lithographs. The next decade, referred to by some scholars as dormant and unproductive, is in fact bursting with Forget Me Nots, Friendship?s Offerings, Keepsakes, and Literary Souvenirs. By wrapping... 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...