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Todd, Janet 1942-

Works: 159 works in 735 publications in 1 language and 29,476 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Encyclopedias  Interviews  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Singer
Classifications: PR5841.W8, B
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Most widely held works by Janet Todd
Mary Wollstonecraft : a revolutionary life by Janet Todd( Book )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Mary Wollstonecraft was the first major feminist in England, author of the pioneering Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792. This biography argues that her life and letters are her most lasting legacy." "This biography stresses too her tortured relations with her family, arguing that her resentment of her brother, Ned, and his advantages as an adored boy fuelled her intellectual life. It especially relates her involvement with her two sisters, whom she mothered, dominated, and wounded. Because they shared her volatile, depressive, and self-dramatizing temperament and were caught on the edge of Mary's tumultuous life, their letters declare what she herself might have been without her special energy and zest." "This biography, which makes full use of all her writings, also compares her with other women who came into her orbit: the clever, tragic Fanny Blood, so intensely loved and so betrayed, the pretty young Amelia Alderson, who admired and recoiled from the unconventional, and Mary Hays, caught in the same intellectual and sexual dilemmas but without Wollstonecraft's glamour."--Jacket
A Dictionary of British and American women writers, 1660-1800 by Janet Todd( Book )
31 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Wollstonecraft by Moira Ferguson( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Mary Wollstonecraft
Women's friendship in literature by Janet Todd( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
O.a. aandacht voor John Clelands Fanny Hill en Diderots De Non als voorbeelden van erotische relaties tussen vrouwen
A Wollstonecraft anthology by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )
16 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Wollstonecraft is widely recognized as a social and political thinker of major significance and as one of the most important and influential of the early feminists. Some of her works, such as "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman," have become central texts of feminist thought. Written in the eighteenth century, her social commentary challenged the other eminent thinkers of the day, including Edmund Burke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and confronted the major events of the period, such as the French Revolution. Wollstonecraft was a persuasive writer and thinker who never felt compelled to separate her female experience from her writing. -- Back cover
Vindication of the rights of woman with strictures on political and moral subjects by Mary Wollstonecraft( )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume brings together the major political writings of Mary Wollstonecraft as they appeared in the revolutionary 1790s." "It traces her passionate and indignant response to the excitement of the early days of the French Revolution and then her uneasiness at its later bloody phase. It reveals her developing understanding of women's involvement in a nation's political and social life and her growing awareness of the relationship between politics and economics, political institutions and the individual." "In personal terms, the works show her struggling with a belief in the perfectibility of human nature through rational education, a doctrine that appeared weaker to her under the onslaught of her own miserable experience and of the revolutionary massacres."--Jacket
The secret life of Aphra Behn by Janet Todd( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aphra Behn (1640?-1689) lived and died with the Restoration, with whose licence and liberty she became synonymous. The first woman to earn her living from writing, she composed at least nineteen plays, fiction, poetry and translations, and travelled as a spy to Holland and possibly to Surinam in South America on behalf of Charles II's government. This definitive biography is the first to draw on Behn's complete works and newly discovered documents in Britain and the Netherlands. Behn is a mass of contradictions: a high Tory who disliked traditional power structures; a powerful, autonomous woman who depended on men's approval; a woman who desired men and women and who became involved in intense political activity, yet craved case. This readable, fast-paced book uncovers Behn's assertive, duplicitous, sensual character and illustrates the openly erotic nature of her writings, her explorations of desire, sexual excitement and disappointment, which later made her a byword for lewdness. It reveals historical sources and court cases behind some of her most famous 'fictions'. As well as recounting Behn's story. The Secret Life of Aphra Behn illuminates the political and social background of the period, the court intrigue, the theatre and its protagonists, London life before and after the Restoration, the Popish Plot, and the Monmouth Rebellion. Behn's relationships with Dryden and Rochester, the Stuart kings, Nell Gwyn, the Duchess of Mazarine and many others make her story a fascinating combination of literature, politics, sex and intrigue
The sign of Angellica : women, writing, and fiction, 1660-1800 by Janet Todd( Book )
10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge companion to Aphra Behn by Derek Hughes( Book )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Traditionally known as the first professional woman writer in English, Aphra Behn has now emerged as one of the major figures of the Restoration. During the 1670s and 1680s, she provided more plays for the stage than any other author, and greatly influenced the development of the novel. Behn's work straddles the genres of drama, fiction, poetry, and translation. With its full bibliography, detailed chronology, and a description of the known facts of her life, this Companion will be an essential tool for the study of this increasingly important writer and thinker."--Jacket
Feminist literary history by Janet Todd( Book )
24 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this timely book Janet Todd offers an analysis and defence of the feminist literary history practised by Elaine Showalter and other contemporary American literary critics. She argues that this approach rightly links the political concerns of feminist criticism to the uncovering of female voices embedded in history. Todd reconstructs the development of feminist literary history from the 1960s through to the present day, highlighting the central themes as well as the strengths and weaknesses. She then examines the debate between American feminist critics, on the one hand, and feminist
Jane Austen in context ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes information on Bath, Frances Burney, George Gordon Byron, Church of England, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Maria Edgeworth, Emma, Gothic novel, Lady Susan, London, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Ann Radcliffe, Samuel Richardson, Sir Walter Scott, Sense and Sensibility, Sir Charles Grandison, slavery, Adam Smith, Steventon, The Watsons, Mary Wollstonecraft, etc
The Cambridge introduction to Jane Austen by Janet Todd( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane Austen is unique among British novelists in maintaining her popular appeal while receiving more scholarly attention now than ever before. This innovative introduction by a leading scholar and editor of her work explains what students need to know about her novels, life, context and reception. Each novel is discussed in detail, and all the essential information about her life and literary influences, her novels and letters, and her impact on later literature and culture is covered. While the book considers the key areas of current critical focus its analysis remains thoroughly grounded in readings of the texts themselves. Janet Todd outlines what makes Austen's prose style so innovative and gives useful starting points for the study of the major works, with suggestions for further reading. This book is an essential purchase for all students of Austen, as well as for readers wanting to deepen their appreciation of the novels
Women and film ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Death and the maidens : Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley circle by Janet Todd( Book )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the life of Fanny Wollstonecraft, the first daughter of notorious feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, by an American lover, discussing her place in the household of her stepfather William Godwin, and looking at her relationship with her famous sister Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, her dashed hopes for romance with Mary's eventual husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, and her suicide at the age of twenty-two
Jane Austen : new perspectives ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Men by women ( Book )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gender and literary voice ( Book )
4 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sensibility : an introduction by Janet Todd( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women writers talking ( Book )
5 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of Mary Wollstonecraft by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )
37 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cette version électronique fait partie de InteLex Past Masters Women Writers Series
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