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  • The Bronte Mythby Lucasta Miller

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    In a brilliant combination of biography, literary criticism, and history, The Bronté Myth shows how Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronté became cultural icons whose ever-changing reputations reflected the obsessions of various eras. When literary London learned that Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights had been written by young rural spinsters, the... more...

  • Jane Austenby Marilyn Butler

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 9.99

    Definitive, concise, and very interesting... From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical... more...

  • Bluestockingsby Elizabeth Eger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 30.00

    This study argues that female networks of conversation, correspondence and patronage formed the foundation for women's work in the 'higher' realms of Shakespeare criticism and poetry. Eger traces the transition between Enlightenment and Romantic culture, arguing for the relevance of rational argument in the history of women's writing. 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...

  • 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...