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Spencer, Jane

Works: 40 works in 183 publications in 1 language and 3,670 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Juvenile works  Local history  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Illustrator, Other, Composer
Classifications: PR3317, 823.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jane Spencer
The rise of the woman novelist : from Aphra Behn to Jane Austen by Jane Spencer( Book )

32 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Feminist studies of women's writing have tended to concentrate on writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. This book, which examines women novelists from Aphra Behn to Fanny Burney, is intended to redress the balance and to argue for the crucial importance of the 18th century to developing female identities in literature. The scope of the book is wide, with references ranging from Sarah Fielding, Ann Radcliffe and Mary Wollstonecraft to Jane Austen." desc
The rover ; The feigned courtesans ; The lucky chance ; The emperor of the moon by Aphra Behn( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aphra Behn's afterlife by Jane Spencer( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aphra Behn, now becoming recognized as a major Restoration figure is especially significant as an early example of a successful professional woman writer: an important and often troubling role-model for later generations of women. This book shows that her influence on eighteenth-century literature was far-reaching. Because literary history was (and to an extent still is) based on notions of patrilineal succession, it has been difficult to recognize the generative work of women's texts among male writers. This book suggests that Behn had 'sons' as well as 'daughters' and argues that we need a feminist revision of the notion of literary influence. Behn's reputation was very different in different genres. The book analyses her reception as a poet, a novelist, and a dramatist, showing how reactions to her became an important part of the creation of the English literary canon."--Résumé de l'éditeur
Elizabeth Gaskell by Jane Spencer( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Were women writers helped or hindered by an ideology of womanliness that allowed the good mother to be a writer? This new study of Elizabeth Gaskell's major work, including her novels and her biography of Charlotte Bronte, shows her negotiating her way through the difficulties of being a woman artist in the Victorian period. Her gender, class position and religious beliefs all contribute to the development of a complex author who sometimes appears as an optimistic spokeswoman for her society and sometimes offers a bold challenge to its accepted beliefs
Literary relations : kinship and the canon, 1660-1830 by Jane Spencer( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Literary Relations argues that kinship relations between writers, both literal and figurative, played a central part in the creation of a national tradition of English literature. Through studies of writing relationships, including those between William and Dorothy Wordsworth, Henry and Sarah Fielding, Frances and Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, it shows that kinship between writers played a significant role not only in individual lives but in the formation of generic traditions. As writers looked back to founding fathers, and hoped to have writing sons, the literary tradition was modelled on the patriarchal family, imagined in tropes of genealogy and inheritance, a process that marginalized but did not exclude women
Political gender : texts and contexts by Sally Ledger( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years, feminist scholars, through their insistence on the key role of gender in critical analysis, have brought about a profound revitalization of literary and cultural studies. This text draws together work by leading exponents in the field. The essays explore the operations of gender in the production of knowledge and the formation of cultural representations in a wide variety of contexts, from German romantic poetry to the literature of AIDS, from Victorian ethnography to tabloid constructions of race. All of the essays engage in problems of representation, intervening in curre
A simple story by Inchbald( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Miss Milner announces her passion for her guardian, a Catholic priest, she breaks through the double barrier of religious vocation and society's standards of |proper' womanly behaviour. Her love is legitimized when Dorriforth is released from his vow
Sixty number games for the infant school by Jane Spencer( Book )

6 editions published between 1935 and 1962 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty letter and reading games by Jane Spencer( Book )

7 editions published between 1939 and 1960 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Rover" and other plays by Aphra Behn( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rover. : the feigned courtesans. by Aphra Behn( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A description of Millenium Hall by Sarah Scott( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oorspr. uitg.: 1762
Jay County's cemetery locations 2011 by Jane Spencer( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is compiled by townships, using a current township map. It will give you the township's name, current road numbers, old road numbers, the congressional number, tell you if there is a sign, and tell you if stones are visible today"--Page 1
Lamonte anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rover by Aphra Behn( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot follows the fortunes of opposing lovers, one a woman of quality masquerading as a courtesan and one a wandering rake whose philandering days end when he falls in love with her. Several near-rapes and the tragic case of a jilted courtesan, another character in the play, balance the comic treatment of sexual politics in the seventeenth century
The Cambridge companion to the Eighteenth-Century novel by John J Richetti( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The contributors challenge and refine the traditional view of the 18th century novel's origins and purposes, showing that the novel is defined primarily by the new ideological and cultural functions it serves in the emerging world of print culture
A Funeral sermon preached October 2, 1722. Occasion'd by the death of Mrs. Jane Spencer, etc by Jane Spencer( Book )

1 edition published in 1722 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indian head massage : discover the power of touch by Narendra Mehta( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ebook edition of the hardback bestseller. A full colour, step by step guide to the techniques and secrets of Indian Head Massage. Discover the secret of Indian head massage and feel fabulous. Indian Head Massage is a wonderfully relaxing therapy that involves massage of the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face. The massage is safe, simple to learn and effective. It can provide relief from aches and pains and stress symptoms, promote hair growth, soothe, comfort and rebalance your skin and give you a sense of deep calmness and tranquility. This book looks at the history of Indian Head Massage, introduces the power and importance of touch and takes you step by step through the basic methods of champissage. Each step is fully illustrated and there are clear instructions for different massage techniques for the upper back, shoulders, neck, head and face ' all of which you can practice on yourself, or with a partner. Learn how a simple circular temple rub can release your tension headache, how to 'iron down' into a state of relaxation, and how to send a tingle down your lover's spine with a sensual ear massage
How to land a top-paying bricklayers job : your complete guide to opportunities, resumes and by Jane Spencer( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

How to Land a Top-Paying Bricklayers Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Resumes and Cover Letters, Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, What to Expect From Recruiters and More
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Aphra Behn's afterlife
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Aphra Behn's afterlifeElizabeth GaskellLiterary relations : kinship and the canon, 1660-1830Political gender : texts and contextsA simple story"The Rover" and other playsThe rover. : the feigned courtesans.The rover