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  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 250.00 US$ 216.67

    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...

  • Medieval Lyricby John C. Hirsh

    Wiley 2008; US$ 150.00 US$ 130.00

    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...

  • Selected Essaysby Virginia Woolf; David Bradshaw

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    This selection brings together thirty of Woolf's best essays across a wide range of subjects including writing and reading, the role and reputation of women writers, the art of biography, and the London scene. They are enchanting in their own right, and indispensable to an understanding of this great writer. more...

  • The Literary Protégées of the Lake Poetsby Mr Dennis Low; Professor Vincent Newey; Professor Joanne Shattock

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; 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...

  • Revolutions in Taste, 1773?1818by Dr Fiona Price

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    How and to what extent did women writers shape and inform the aesthetics of Romanticism? Were undervalued genres such as the romance, gothic fiction, the tale, and the sentimental and philosophical novel part of a revolution leading to newer, more democratic models of taste? Fiona Price takes up these important questions in her wide-ranging study... more...

  • Women Writers and Public Debate in 17th-Century Britainby Catharine Gray

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    This book reveals women writers' key role in constituting seventeenth-century public culture and, in doing so, offers a new reading of that culture as begun in intimate circles of private dialogue and extended along transnational networks of public debate. more...

  • Women Writers and the Dark Side of Late-Victorian Hellenismby T. D. Olverson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    Examining the appropriation of transgressive, violent female figures from ancient Greek literature and myth by late Victorian writers, Olverson reveals the extent to which ancient antagonists like the murderous Medea and the sinister Circe were employed as a means to protest against and comment upon contemporary social and political institutions. more...

  • Women and Literature in Britain, 1150?1500by Carol M. Meale

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book investigates women's literacy, authorship and patronage, and their representation in literature in medieval Britain. more...

  • Women and Literature in Britain 1800?1900by Joanne Shattock

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    These new essays by leading scholars explore nineteenth-century women's writing across a spectrum of genres. more...