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A literature of their own : British women novelists from Brontë to Lessing

Author: Elaine Showalter
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A LITERATURE OF THEIR OWN quickly set the stage for the creative explosion of feminist literary studies that transformed the field in the 1980s. Launching a major new area for literary investigation, the book uncovered the long but neglected tradition of women writers and the development of their fiction from the 1800s onwards. It includes assessments of famous writers such as the Brontës, George Eliot, Virginia  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Virginia Woolf; George Eliot; Charlotte Brontë; Charlotte Brontë; George Eliot; Virginia Woolf; Charlotte Brontë; Virginia Woolf
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elaine Showalter
ISBN: 0691063184 9780691063188 0691013438 9780691013435
OCLC Number: 2387960
Description: viii, 378 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: ch. 1. The female tradition --
ch. 2. The feminine novelists and the will to write --
ch. 3. The double critical standard and the feminine novel --
ch. 4. Feminine heroines: Charlotte Brontë and George Eliot --
ch. 5. Femine heroes: the woman's man --
ch. 6. Subverting the feminine novel: sensationalism and feminine protest --
ch. 7. The feminine novelists --
ch. 8. Women writers and the suffrage movement --
ch. 9. The female aesthetic --
ch. 10. Virginia Woolf and the flight into androgyny --
ch. 11. Beyond the female aesthetic: contemporary women novelists.
Other Titles: British women novelists from Brontë to Lessing
Responsibility: Elaine Showalter.
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A LITERATURE OF THEIR OWN quickly set the stage for the creative explosion of feminist literary studies that transformed the field in the 1980s. Launching a major new area for literary investigation, the book uncovered the long but neglected tradition of women writers and the development of their fiction from the 1800s onwards. It includes assessments of famous writers such as the Brontës, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf, Margaret Drabble and Doris Lessing, but also presents critical appraisals of Mary Braddon, Rhoda Broughton and Sarah Grand --- to name but a few of those prolific and successful Victorian novelists - --once household names, now largely forgotten.

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