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  • Experiments in Narrative Technique in the Novels of Muriel Spark, the Most internationally Recognized Scottish Writer in the Post-war Eraby Preeti Bhatt

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    The examines the development of the Scottish writer Muriel Spark as a major experimental writer through a detailed study of some of her critical writings and novels. This critical volume focuses on the radically innovative devices employed by Spark in her fiction as a mode to express her worldview. more...

  • The Life of Charlotte Brontëby Elizabeth Gaskell; Angus Easson

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    It is in every way worthy of what one great woman should have written of another.' Patrick BrontëElizabeth Gaskell's The Life of Charlotte Brontë (1857) is a pioneering biography of one great Victorian woman novelist by another.Gaskell was a friend of Charlotte Brontë, and, having been invited to write the offical life, determined... more...

  • Eavesdropping on Jane Austen's Englandby Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    A revealing, spirited and fascinating account of what life was really like in Jane Austen's England. more...

  • Not Under Fortyby Willa Cather

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    For Willa Cather, "the world broke in two in 1922 or thereabouts." The whole legacy of Western civilization stood on the far side of World War I, and in the spiritually impoverished present she looked back to that. To that she directed readers of these essays, declaring that anyone under forty years old would not be interested in them. But she... more...

  • Out of Timeby Lynne Segal; Elaine Showalter

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 26.95

    A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging. How old am I? Don?t ask, don?t tell . As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Out of Time looks at many of the issues facing... more...

  • Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Languageby Judith Allen

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Through close readings of Woolf's essays, including 'Montaigne', A Room of One's Own, 'Craftsmanship', Three Guineas and 'Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid', Allen shows how Woolf's politics are expressed and enacted in her writing. She then works from a wide range of sources to relate Woolf's views and methods... more...

  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning's 'Aurora Leigh'by Michele Martinez

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    Introduces new readers and students to a celebrated and controversial Victorian novel-poem. Michele C. Martinez guides readers through the poem's major themes and literary and social contexts, introducing a range of interpretive frameworks. Long extracts from the poem are accompanied by helpful explanatory commentary. The text's composition... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Virginia Woolfby Susan Sellers

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    A revised and fully updated 2010 edition, featuring five new chapters reflecting recent scholarship on Woolf. more...

  • Frances Burney and Narrative Prior to Ideologyby Brian McCrea

    University of Delaware 2013; US$ 74.99

    ?Ideology? today holds a place in literary criticism much like ?ironic tension? in the era of New Criticism and ?patriarchal power? in the great surge of Feminist criticism beginning in the 1970s. By showing how its subject eludes the ?isms through which she might be read, Frances Burney and Narrative Prior to Ideology reinterprets Burney?s place in... more...

  • The Boys of My Youthby Jo Ann Beard

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; Not Available

    Rarely does the debut of a new writer garner such attention & acclaim. The excitement began the moment "The Fourth State of Matter," one of the fourteen extraordinary personal narratives in this book, appeared in the pages of the New Yorker. It increased when the author received a prestigious Whiting Foundation Award in November 1997, & it continued... more...