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  • Florence Macarthy: An Irish Taleby Jenny McAuley

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    This is the first modern scholarly edition of Florence Macarthy: An Irish Tale (1818). Owenson's seventh novel, it is the most sophisticated of her four 'national tales'. Owenson combined conventional romance plotlines with the political and social problems in Ireland, following the passing of the Act of Union in 1800. more...

  • Strathallanby Anna M Fitzer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    A novel, which addresses central themes of adultery, obsession and inheritance. It follows the fortunes of Matilda Melbourne who displays virtue, delicacy and an unwavering commitment to the sometimes ruthless demands of parental authority. more...

  • The Histories of Some of the Penitents in the Magdalen Houseby Jennie Batchelor

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 75.00

    First published in 1759, this novel aims to promote the cause of the Magdalen House, a charity which sought to rehabilitate prostitutes by fitting them for a life of virtuous industry. It challenges long-standing prejudices against prostitutes by presenting them as victims of inadequate education, male libertinism and sexual double standards. more...

  • The Bronte Mythby Lucasta Miller

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • Time Bitesby Doris Lessing

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    In this collection of the very best of Doris Lessing's essays, we are treated to the wisdom and keen insight of a writer who has learned, over the course of a brilliant career spanning more than half a century, to read the world differently. From imagining the secret sex life of Tolstoy to the secrets of Sufism, from reviews of classic books to commentaries... more...

  • Virginia Woolfby Hermione Lee

    Random House 2010; US$ 23.98

    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...

  • Women's Writing from the Low Countries 1200-1875by Lia van Gemert; Hermina Joldersma; Olga van Marion; Dieuwke van der Poel; Riet Schenkeveld-van der Dussen

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 39.50

    This landmark bilingual Dutch-English anthology introduces women's writing in the Low Countries from 1200 to 1875 through a variety of texts characterised by the religious, social, political and feminist engagement of their authors, as well as their extraordinary artistic achievement. Dutch and Flemish female writers produced work of ardent religious... more...

  • Blue Irisby Mary Oliver

    Beacon Press 2004; US$ 16.00

    For poet Mary Oliver, nature is full of mystery and miracle. From the excitation of birds in the sky to the flowers and plants that are "the simple garments" of the earth, the natural world is her text of both the earth's changes and its permanence. In Blue Iris, Mary Oliver collects ten new poems, two dozen of her poems written over the last two... more...

  • Burying The Bonesby Hilary Spurling

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    Pearl Buck was raised in China by her American parents, Presbyterian missionaries from Virginia. Blonde and blue-eyed she looked startlingly foreign, but felt as at home as her Chinese companions. She ran free on the grave-littered grasslands behind her house, often stumbling across the tiny bones of baby girls who had been suffocated at birth. Buck's... more...

  • Women Constructing Menby Sarah S. G. Frantz; Katharina Rennhak; Sarah Ailwood; Katherine Bode; Frederick Burwick; Rainer Emig; Sarah S. G. Frantz; George E. Haggerty; Roxanne Harde; Angela Laflen; Shawn Lisa Maurer; Ellen McWilliams; Sara Pearson; Virginia Richter

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 34.99

    Female novelists have always invested as much narrative energy in constructing their male characters as in envisioning their female. The collected articles in more...