Style, Gender, and Fantasy in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing (eBook, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Style, Gender, and Fantasy in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing

Author: Dorri Beam
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, no. 160.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dorri Beam presents an important contribution to nineteenth-century fiction by examining writing which was characterized by its florid and sensuous style. This 2010 book provides both close readings  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dorri Beam
ISBN: 9780511780059 0511780052 9780521769686 052176968X
OCLC Number: 1170580443
Description: 1 online resource (270 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Highly wrought style; 1. Florid fantasies: Fuller, Stephens and the 'other' language of flowers; 2. Sensing the soul: mesmerism, feminism, and highly wrought writing; 3. Harriet Prescott Spofford's Philosophy of Composition; 4. Pauline Hopkins' Baroque Folds: the styled form of Winona; 5. Coda: the value of ornament: Gilman and Wharton; Endnotes; Bibliography.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in American literature and culture, no. 160.
Other Titles: Style, Gender, & Fantasy in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Writing
Responsibility: Dorri Beam.

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'Beam's book is an illuminating account of highly wrought style. She makes this prose newly inhabitable and mounts a significant challenge to the premise that domesticity and sentimentality are Read more...

 
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