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Beer, Janet 1956-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 174 publications in 1 language and 5,080 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sources  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction, American  Love stories  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Janet Beer
Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman : studies in short fiction by Janet Beer( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a comparative analysis of the themes and genres found in the short fiction of these three turn-of-the-century woman authors
The Cambridge companion to Kate Chopin( Book )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although she enjoyed only modest success during her lifetime, Kate Chopin is now recognised as a unique voice in American literature. Her seminal novel, The Awakening, published in 1899, explored new and startling territory, and stunned readers with its frank depiction of the limits of marriage and motherhood. Chopin's aesthetic tastes and cultural influences were drawn from both the European and American traditions, and her manipulation of her 'foreignness' contributed to the composition of a complex voice that was strikingly different to that of her contemporaries. The essays in this Companion treat a wide range of Chopin's stories and novels, drawing her relationship with other writers, genres and literary developments, and pay close attention to the transatlantic dimension of her work. The result is a collection that brings a fresh perspective to Chopin's writing, one that will appeal to researchers and students of American, nineteenth-century, and feminist literature
Edith Wharton : traveller in the land of letters by Janet Beer( Book )

23 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate Chopin's The awakening : a sourcebook by Janet Beer( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part of the Routeldge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading to those beginning detailed study of the The Awakening and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Chopin's text."--Jacket
Special relationships : Anglo-American affinities and antagonisms, 1854-1936 by Maeve Brennan( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays by leading scholars of American literature and culture has emerged out of recent debates on the historical, geographical, symbolic, and cultural significance of the Atlantic, as well as new work in the area of Transatlantic Studies. In a series of fascinating essays the authors have produced diverse and innovative interventions in the field of Anglo-American literary relations. The authors discussed range from Gertrude Stein to Alfred North Whitehead, Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Sarah Grand, Henry James to George Eliot, Elizabeth Stoddard to Charlotte Bronte, Mark Twain to Walter Scott through to Djuna Barnes and Evelyn Waugh. Subjects discussed include Scottish-American literary relations, the Atlanticist dimension of Spiritualism, American interventions in the debate about Highland clearances, American slavery and British pastoralism"--Publisher's description
Edith Wharton : sex, satire, and the older woman by Avril Horner( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith Wharton by Janet Beer( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith Wharton's The house of mirth by Janet Beer( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth (1905) is a sharp and satirical, but also sensitive and tragic analysis of a young, single woman trying to find her place in a materialistic and unforgiving society. The House of Mirth offers a fascinating insight into the culture of the time and, as suggested by the success of recent film adaptations, it is also an enduring tale of love, ambition and social pressures still relevant today
The house of mirth by Edith Wharton( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tragic story of a beautiful young woman caught up in the shallow and corrupt world of New York society at the turn of the century, where wealth and social status are everything
Oscar Wilde, Henry James and Edith Wharton by their contemporaries( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of innocence by Edith Wharton( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elegant portrait of desire and betrayal in Old New York. In the highest circle of New York social life during the 1870's, Newland Archer, a young lawyer, prepares to marry the docile May Welland. Before their engagement is announced, he meets May's cousin, the mysterious, nonconformist Countess Ellen Olenska, who has returned to New York after a long absence
American feminism : key source documents, 1848-1920( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special relationships( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by leading scholars of American literature and culture has emerged out of recent debates on the historical, geographical, symbolic, and cultural significance of the Atlantic, as well as new work in the area of Transatlantic Studies. In a series of fascinating essays the authors have produced diverse and innovative interventions in the field of AngloAmerican literary relations. The authors discussed range from Gertrude Stein to Alfred North Whitehead, Charlotte Perkins Gilman to Sarah Grand, Henry James to George Eliot, Elizabeth Stoddard to Charlotte Bronte, Mark Twain to Walter Scott through to Djuna Barnes and Evelyn Waugh. Subjects discussed include ScottishAmerican literary relations, the Atlanticist dimension of Spiritualism, American interventions in the debate about Highland clearances, American slavery and British pastoralism
Descriptions by Janet Beer( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shameful affair and other stories by Kate Chopin( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reckoning and other stories by Edith Wharton( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American short stories( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime stories( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lives of Victorian literary figures( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suffrage( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge companion to Kate Chopin
Alternative Names
Beer-Goodwyn, Janet.

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Beer, Janet

Goodwyn, Janet.

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Goodwyn, Janet Beer-.

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Goodwyn, Janet Patricia Beer 1956-

Languages
English (147)

Covers
The Cambridge companion to Kate ChopinEdith Wharton : traveller in the land of lettersKate Chopin's The awakening : a sourcebookSpecial relationships : Anglo-American affinities and antagonisms, 1854-1936Edith WhartonEdith Wharton's The house of mirthThe house of mirthThe age of innocence