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

    Wiley 2008; US$ 243.95

    "Pacheco (humanities, Univ. of Hertfordshire) has produced a much-needed collection that puts into historical and literary perspective the study of early modern women and their writings. [...] In scholarship and critical depth, this volume compares favourably to the many recent publications on early modern women; what makes it particularly useful is... more...

  • Medieval Lyricby John C. Hirsh

    Wiley 2008; US$ 145.95

    "A very attractive anthology, notable for its variety and the careful and expert way it has been designed for the use of students." -- Douglas Gray "Students will particularly value the range of critical material cited." --Valerie Edden, University of Birmingham, Modern Language Review 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...

  • Virginia Woolf Selected Essaysby Virginia Woolf

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 8.99

    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. - ;'A good essay must draw its curtain... more...

  • The Literary Protégées of the Lake Poetsby Mr Dennis Low

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    Dennis Low's re-evaluation of the Lake Poets as mentors begins with the controversial premise that Robert Southey, together with Wordsworth and Coleridge, nurtured the talents of many exceptional women writers. While examining the lives and works of Caroline Bowles, Maria Gowen Brooks, Sara Coleridge, and Maria Jane Jewsbury, Low also contributes... more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95

    In her wide-ranging study of women's prose writing during the Romantic period, Fiona Price shows that Joanna Baillie, Anna Letitia Barbauld, Frances Burney, and many others not only shaped and informed the aesthetics of Romanticism but did so by using undervalued genres such as the romance and gothic novel. Price's reassessment of their significance,... 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 1993; US$ 28.00

    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$ 32.00

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