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  • 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...

  • The History of British Women's Writing, 1610-1690by Mihoko Suzuki

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    During the seventeenth century, in response to political and social upheavals such as the English Civil Wars, women produced writings in both manuscript and print. This volume represents recent scholarship that has uncovered new texts as well as introduced new paradigms to further our understanding of women's literary history during this period. more...

  • The History of British Women's Writing, 1920-1945by Maroula Joannou

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Featuring sixteen contributions from recognized authorities in their respective fields, this superb new mapping of women's writing ranges from feminine middlebrow novels to Virginia Woolf's modernist aesthetics, from women's literary journalism to crime fiction, and from West End drama to the literature of Scotland, Ireland and Wales. more...

  • Kindred Handsby Jennifer Cognard-Black; Elizabeth MacLeod Walls

    University of Iowa Press 2006; US$ 33.00

    Kindred Hands, a collection of previously unpublished letters by women writers, explores the act and art of writing from diverse perspectives and experiences. The letters illuminate such issues as authorship, aesthetics, collaboration, inspiration, and authorial intent. By focusing on letters that deal with authorship, the editors reveal a multiplicity... 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 Literary Protégées of the Lake Poetsby Mr Dennis Low; Professor Vincent Newey; Professor Joanne Shattock

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Dennis Low's re-evaluation of the Lake Poets as mentors begins with the controversial premise that Robert Southey was one of the nineteenth-century's greatest champions of women's writing. Together with Wordsworth and Coleridge, Low argues, Southey tried to end what he perceived to be the cultural decline of literature by nurturing the creative talents... more...

  • Medieval Lyricby John C. Hirsh

    Wiley 2008; US$ 145.95

    Medieval Lyric is a colourful collection of lyrical poems, carols, and traditional British ballads written between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries, together with some twentieth-century American versions of them. A lively and engaging collection of lyrical poems, carols, and traditional British ballads written in between the thirteenth... more...

  • Modernism and the Women?s Popular Romance in Britain, 1885?1925by Martin Hipsky

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 47.99

    Today?s mass-market romances have their precursors in late Victorian popular novels written by and for women. In Modernism and the Women?s Popular Romance Martin Hipsky scrutinizes some of the best-selling British fiction from the period 1885 to 1925, the era when romances, especially those by British women, were sold and read more widely than ever... more...

  • The New Science and Women's Literary Discourseby Judy A. Hayden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Afforded only limited access to the male-dominated sciences, many women writers nevertheless made significant contributions to intellectual culture in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Through various forms of literary discourse, women attempted to engage with scientific ideas. These women, too, were female pioneers in science, and are vitally... 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...