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Penelope voyages : women and travel in the British literary tradition

Author: Karen Lawrence
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1994.
Series: Reading women writing.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Looking at travel writing by British women from the seventeenth century on, Karen R. Lawrence asks an intriguing question: What happens when, instead of waiting patiently for Odysseus, Penelope  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Biographies
Named Person: Englisch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Lawrence
ISBN: 0801426103 9780801426100 0801499135 9780801499135
OCLC Number: 30594628
Description: xiv, 268 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Hermes/Penelope --
1. Exilic Wanderings: Cavendish and Burney --
2. Composing the Self in Letters: Wollstonecraft's Letters Written during a Short Residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark --
3. "The African Wanderers": Kingsley and Lee --
4. Woolf's Voyages Out: The Voyage Out and Orlando --
5. Postmodern "Vessels of Conception": Brooke-Rose and Brophy --
Conclusion: "Questions of Travel."
Series Title: Reading women writing.
Responsibility: Karen R. Lawrence.

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