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  • Virginia Woolfby Hermione Lee

    Random House 2010; US$ 22.27

    Hermione Lee sees Virginia Woolf afresh, in her historical setting and as a vital figure for our times. Her book moves freely between a richly detailed life-story and new attempts to understand crucial questions - the impact of her childhood, the cause and nature of her madness and suicide, the truth about her marriage, her feelings for women, her... more...

  • Domesticity and Design in American Women?s Lives and Literatureby Caroline Hellman

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 149.00

    This book considers the ways Cather, Stowe, Wharton, and Alcott inhabited domestic space and portrayed it in their work. Exploring authors who had intriguing and autonomous relationships with home, Hellman undertakes a dual treatment of domesticity, synthesizing a more complete understanding of the relationships between social history and literary... more...

  • American Women in Gilded Age Londonby Jane S. Gabin

    UPF 2006; US$ 34.95

    An illuminating study of American women--active in politics and the arts--who lived and worked in England in times of adventure and trauma. more...

  • Time to Be in Earnestby P. D. James

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 10.19

    In this intriguing and very personal book, part diary, part memoir, P.D. James considers the twelve months of her life between her 77th and 78th birthdays, 'a time to be in earnest', as Dr Johnson said at the comparable moment of his very different life two centuries ago. In recording the events, thoughts and reflections of her present, Baroness... more...

  • A Jury of Her Peersby Elaine Showalter

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; Not Available

    Fascinating, incisive, intelligent and never afraid of being controversial, Elaine Showalter introduces us to more than 250 writers. Here are the famous and expected names, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O?Connor, Gwendolyn Brooks, Grace Paley, Toni Morrison, and Jodi Picoult. And also many successful and acclaimed... more...

  • Charlotte Bronteby Lyndall Gordon

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; Not Available

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  • Edith Whartonby Carol J. Singley

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 40.00

    A study of religion and philosophy in the novels and short stories of Edith Wharton. more...

  • Jane's Fameby Claire Harman

    Canongate Books 2007; US$ 10.82

    Award-winning biographer Claire Harman traces the growth of Jane Austen?s fame, the changing status of her work and what it has stood for - or has been made to stand for in English culture - in a wide-ranging study aimed at the general reader. This is a story of personal struggle, family intrigue, accident, advocacy and sometimes surprising neglect... more...

  • The Heroine's Bookshelfby Erin Blakemore

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    A testament to inspirational women throughout literature, Erin Blakemore?s exploration of classic heroines and their equally admirable authors shows today?s women how to best tap into their inner strengths and live life with intelligence, grace, vitality and aplomb. This collection of unforgettable characters?including Anne Shirley, Jo March, Scarlett... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Feminist Literary Theoryby Ellen Rooney

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 29.00

    A lively overview of the current state and development of the field, including suggestions for further reading. more...