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  • Turning the Tideby Angela V. John

    Parthian Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    Drawing upon a varied array of sources, many of which were previously unused, this rich biography explores the public achievements and the fascinating private world of one of the most influential people in British society in the first half of the 20th century. The book tells the remarkable tale of Margaret Haig Thomas, the Second Viscountess Rhondda,... more...

  • Bluestockings Now!by Professor Deborah Heller; Professor Jack Lynch; Professor Eugenia Zuroski Jenkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together top specialists in the field, this edited volume challenges the theory that the eighteenth-century British intellectual women known as the Bluestockings were an isolated phenomenon spanning the period from the 1750s through the 1790s. On the contrary, the contributors suggest, the Bluestockings can be conceptualized as belonging... more...

  • Writing Homeby David Ellis

    Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    When the SS Empire Windrush berthed at Tilbury docks in 1948 with 492 ex-servicemen from the Caribbean, it marked the beginning of the post-war migrations to Britain that would form part of modern, multi-cultural Britain. A significant role in this social transformation would be played by the literary and non-literary output of writers from the Caribbean.... more...

  • James Joyce and the Mythology of Modernismby Daniel M. Shea

    Columbia University Press 2006; US$ 22.99

    "James Joyce and the Mythology of Modernism" examines anew how myth exists in Joyce's fiction. Using Joyce's idiosyncratic appropriation of the myths of Catholicism, this study explores how the rejected religion still acts as a foundational aesthetic for a new mythology of the Modern age starting with "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man" 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...

  • 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...