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Revising women : eighteenth-century "women's fiction" and social engagement

Author: Paula R Backscheider
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Johns Hopkins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Beginning with the fictions of the late seventeenth century, and ending with Maria Edgeworth and Jane Austen, the essays in Revising Women are characterized by informed historicizing, detailed  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula R Backscheider
ISBN: 080187095X 9780801870958
OCLC Number: 52000650
Description: xiii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The novel's gendered space ; The rise of gender as political category / Paula R. Backscheider --
Renegotiating the gothic / Betty Rizzo --
My art belongs to daddy? : Thomas Day, Maria Edgeworth, and the pre-texts of Belinda : women writers and patriarchal authority / Mitzi Myers --
Jane Austen and the culture of circulating libraries : the construction of female literacy / Barbara M. Benedict.
Responsibility: edited by Paula R. Backscheider.

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In her preface, Backscheider makes high claims for this collection as the fruit of several lifetimes' feminist rereading of 18th-century fiction. These claims turn out to be justified by a truly Read more...

 
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