Woman's Fiction

Woman's Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and about Women in America, 1820-70

Paperback Published on: 01/02/1993
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Synopsis

This reissue of the pioneering and standard book on antebellum women's domestic novels contains a new introduction situating the book in the context of important recent developments in the study of women's writing. Nina Baym considers 130 novels by 48 women, focusing on the works of a dozen especially productive and successful writers.

Woman's Fiction is a major-work in nineteenth-century literature, reexamining changes in the literary canon and the meaning of sentimentalism, while responding to current critical discussions of 'the body' in literary texts.

  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252062858
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Weight: 426g
  • Dimensions: 203 x 140 x 25 mm

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