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A Rebecca Harding Davis reader : "Life in the iron-mills," selected fiction & essays

Author: Rebecca Harding Davis; Jean Pfaelzer
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an excellent critical introduction, Jean Pfaelzer integrates cultural, historical, and psychological approaches in penetrating readings of Davis's work. She emphasizes how Davis's fictional embrace of the commonplace was instrumental in the demise of American romanticism and in eroding the repressive cultural expectations for women.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Davis, Rebecca Harding, 1831-1910.
Rebecca Harding Davis reader.
Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)624435314
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Harding Davis; Jean Pfaelzer
ISBN: 0822938871 9780822938873
OCLC Number: 31970974
Description: li, 483 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The common stories of Rebecca Harding Davis, an introduction --
Fiction : Life in the iron-mills --
John Lamar --
David Gaunt --
Blind Tom --
The wife's story --
Out of the sea --
The harmonists --
The story of Christine --
In the market --
Earthen pitchers --
Dolly --
The yares of black mountains --
Marcia --
A day with Dr. Sarah --
Anne --
Essays: Men's rights --
A faded leaf of history --
The middle-aged woman --
The house on the beach --
Some testimony in the case --
Women in literature --
The newly discovered woman --
In the gray cabins of New England --
Two points of view --
Two methods with the negro --
The work before us --
The mean face of war --
Lord Kitchener's methods --
The "Black North" --
Boston in the sixties --
Undistinguished Americans.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: edited, with a critical introduction by Jean Pfaelzer.

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In this collection of stories that combine realism with sentimentalism and in topical essays, Davis confronted a wide range of current issues as one who knew the frustration caused by the genteel  Read more...

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