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A Literature of Their Own free pdf This is a reissue of a reference book which traces the development of the work of British women novelists from the 1800s onwards. It includes assessments of writers such as the Brontes, George Eliot, Virginia Woolf Margaret Drabble, Doris Lessing and Iris Murdoch. The book also presents critical studies of Victorian novelists such as Mary Braddon, Rhoda Broughton and Sarah Grand, who were once household names but are now largely forgotten. The book aims to be a record of women writers and the cultural values reflected by succeeding generations. The author's previous books include "The Female Malady: Women, Madness and English Culture 1830-1980". This revised and expanded edition contains a new introductory chapter surveying the book's reception as well as a postscript celebrating the legacy of feminism and feminist criticism in the efflorescence of contemporary British fiction by women.

About Elaine Showalter

Elaine Showalter is Avalon Professor of the Humanities and Professor of English at Princeton University. She has written and edited many books.

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Author : Elaine Showalter
Publisher : Virago Press Ltd
Data Published : 23 September 1982
ISBN : 0860682854
EAN : 9780860682851
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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