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Williams, Gary 1947 May 6-

Works: 4 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 4,537 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: E165, 818.409
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gary Williams
Hungry heart the literary emergence of Julia Ward Howe by Gary Williams( )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reexamines the early literary career of Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910), best remembered as the author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
The hermaphrodite by Julia Ward Howe( )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Written in the 1840s and published here for the first time, Julia Ward Howe's novel about a hermaphrodite is unlike anything of its time - or, in truth, of our own. Narrated by Laurence, who is raised and lives as a man, is loved by men and women alike, and can respond to neither, this unconventional story explores the understanding "that fervent hearts must borrow the disguise of art, if they would win the right to express, in any outward form, the internal fire that consumes them." Laurence describes his repudiation by his family, his involvement with an attractive widow, his subsequent wanderings and eventual attachment to a sixteen-year-old boy, his own tutelage by a Roman nobleman and his sisters, and his ultimate reunion with his early love. His is a story unique in nineteenth-century American letters, at once a remarkable reflection of a largely hidden inner life and a richly imagined tale of coming of age at odds with one's culture." "Howe wrote The Hermaphrodite when her own marriage was challenged by her husband's affection for another man - and when prevailing notions regarding a woman's appropriate role in patriarchal structures threatened Howe's intellectual and emotional survival. The novel allowed Howe, and will now allow her readers, to occupy a speculative realm that was otherwise inaccessible in her historical moment."--Jacket
Notions of the Americans picked up by a travelling bachelor by James Fenimore Cooper( )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophies of sex : critical essays on The hermaphrodite by Renée L Bergland( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.46 (from 0.33 for Hungry hea ... to 0.90 for Philosophi ...)
Alternative Names
Williams J. Gary
Williams, J. Gary, 1947 May 6-
Williams, James Gary, 1947 May 6-
English (21)