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Ballaster, Rosalind

Overview
Works: 28 works in 141 publications in 1 language and 6,040 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Romance fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Historical fiction  Romances  Readers (Publications)  High interest-low vocabulary books 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works by Rosalind Ballaster
Seductive forms : women's amatory fiction from 1684-1740 by Rosalind Ballaster( Book )

37 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historicist and feminist accounts of the 'rise of the novel' have neglected the phenomenon of the professional woman writer in England prior to the advent of the sentimental novel in the 1740s. Seductive Forms explores the means by which the three leading Tory women novelists of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries challenged and reworked both contemporary gender ideologies and generic convention. The seduction plot provided Aphra Behn, Delarivier Manley, and Eliza Haywood with a vehicle for dramatising their own appropriation of the 'masculine' power of fiction-making. Seduction is employed in these fictions as a metaphor for both novelistic production (the seduction of the reader by the writer) and party political machination (the seduction of the public by the politician). This challenging and lively book also explores the debts early prose fiction owes to French seventeenth-century models of fiction-writing and argues that Behn, Manley, and Haywood succeed in producing a distinctively 'English' and female 'form' for the amatory novel
Fabulous orients : fictions of the East in England, 1662-1785 by Rosalind Ballaster( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Fabulous Orients' is an original work of criticism which illustrates the centrality of narratives of and from the eastern territories of Turkey, Persia, China, and India in the novel and constructions of western identity in a culture on the threshold of empire
The history of British women's writing( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume 4 charts the most significant changes for a literary history of women in a period that saw the beginnings of a discourse of 'enlightened feminism'. It reveals that women engaged in forms old and new, seeking to shape and transform the culture of letters rather than simply reflect or respond to the work of their male contemporaries
Women's worlds : ideology, femininity, and the woman's magazine by Rosalind Ballaster( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sense and sensibility by Jane Austen( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Miss Dashwood had a delicate complexion, regular features, and a remarkably pretty figure. Marianne was still handsomer. Her form, though not so correct as her sister's ... was more striking' As the title of Jane Austen's first published novel suggests, the difference between two sisters, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, lies not only in their appearance but also in their temperament. Yet Sense and Sensibility not only contrasts Elinor's good sense, her readiness to observe social forms and Marianne's impulsive candor, her warm but excessive sensibility; it also highlights their shared predicament in the face of a competitive marriage market. The sisters' parallel experience of love, and its threatened loss, causes both to readjust and question their own values. Jane Austen's satirical powers of observation and expression spare no one in this lively study of the constraints placed on gentry women in the eighteenth century. Ros Ballaster's introduction to this new Penguin Classics edition discusses Sense and Sensibility as domestic drama and as critique of the wider aesthetic, social and political concerns of Romanticism
Fables of the East : selected tales, 1662-1785 by Rosalind Ballaster( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a selection of the travel and fictional texts which transported 18th century readers to the exciting and exotic territories of Mughal India, Ottoman Turkey, Safavid Persia and Confucian China
The history of British women's writing by Rosalind Ballaster( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume four of the Series 'The History of British Women's Writing' charts the most significant changes for a literary history of women in a period that saw the beginnings of a discourse of 'enlightened feminism'. It reveals that women engaged in forms old and new, seeking to shape and transform the culture of letters rather than simply reflect or respond to the work of their male contemporaries
The history of British women's writing by Caroline Bicks( Book )

in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking the history of women's writing and literary history itself, this volume examines the diversity of early women's writing (from verse and songs to household records and recipes), offering a new paradigm for understanding women's shaping roles in the literary, religious, and political movements of the 16th century
The history of British women's writing( Book )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Volume 1 focuses on women's literary history in Britain between 700 and 1500. It brings to the fore a wide range of women's literary activity undertaken in Latin, Welsh and Anglo-Norman alongside that of the English vernacular, demanding a rethinking of the traditions of literary history, and ultimately the concept of 'writing' itself
Sense and sensibility by Elizabeth Walker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"'Dear, dear Norland, how sad I am to leave you!' Marianne said on their last evening in Norland Park. 'I love every room in this wonderful house! Every tree in the park is beautiful. Shall I ever be happy again?' After the sudden death of her husband, Mrs Dashwood and her daughters, Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, must leave their family home, the beautiful Norland Park. They must move to a small cottage in Devon. There Marianne falls in love with the handsome John Willoughby and Elinor misses Edward Ferrars, the man she had to leave behind."--Back cover
Sense and Sensibility: Edited with an Introduction by Ros Ballaster, with the original Penguin Classics Introduction by Tony Tanner (Penguin Classics) by Jane Austen( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

New hystericism : Aphra Behn's "Oroonoko" : the body, the text and the feminist critic by Rosalind Ballaster( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fables of the East selected tales, 1662-1785( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

'Reflection, you may come tomorrow' : portfolio for postgraduate diploma in teaching and learning in higher education by Rosalind Ballaster( )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sense and Sensibility: Edited with an Introduction by Ros Ballaster, with the original Penguin Classics Introduction by Tony Tanner (Penguin Classics) by Jane Austen( )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of British women's writing, 1500-1610( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguin Classics Introduction to Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (Penguin Classics) by Rosalind Ballaster( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguin Classics Introduction to Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen by Rosalind Ballaster( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of British women's writing( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume focuses on women's literary history in Britain between 700 and 1500, a period traditionally marginalized in accounts of women's writing in English. Such marginalization, the editors argue, has been brought about in part by the erroneous assumption that there were no women writers operating in Britain before the emergence of Julian of Norwich and Margery Kempe in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The History of British Women's Writing 700-1500 therefore vigorously refutes this premise by focusing on a wide range of texts written by, for, and in collaboration with women from the Anglo-Saxon period through to the beginning of the sixteenth century. By also considering women's writing in the context of the deeply multicultural and multilingual milieu which was medieval 'Britain', it uncovers a wide range of women's literary activity undertaken in Latin, Welsh and Anglo-Norman as well as in the English vernacular and, in so doing, demands a rethinking of the long-established traditions of 'English' literary history ₆ and even the concept of 'writing' itself
 
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Fabulous orients : fictions of the East in England, 1662-1785The history of British women's writingSense and sensibilityFables of the East : selected tales, 1662-1785The history of British women's writingThe history of British women's writingThe history of British women's writingFables of the East selected tales, 1662-1785The history of British women's writing, 1500-1610