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British Women Writers, 1700-1850: An Annotated Bibliography of Their Works and Works About Them - Magill Bibliographies (Hardback)
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British Women Writers, 1700-1850: An Annotated Bibliography of Their Works and Works About Them - Magill Bibliographies (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 03/04/1997
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Interest in works written by women during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is growing. Many of these works are now being reprinted and studied in literature courses as well as women's studies courses. British Women Writers, 1700-1850 serves as a guide to these authors, their works, and the writing about them. It mentions accessible editions of the works, recent bibliographies of the authors and scholarship on these writers and their works. Topical chapters and subheadings help the researcher in his or her study. They include outlines of political and literary events in England from 1700 to 1850; discussions of the change in cultural climate from the wit, satire, and intellectualism of the Neoclassic Age through the philanthropists of the Victorian Age; the tension between self-expression and the culture's insistence that such self-expression was unseemly in a woman; discussions of current criticism of women's novels, poetry, drama, and other writing with a descriptive bibliography of the most helpful works; and biographical information for individual women authors, born after 1700 in Great Britain, whose most significant work was done by 1850. Subject and author indexes complete the book.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810833159
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 449 g
Dimensions: 220 x 146 x 19 mm


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Dr. Barbara Horwitz succeeds in providing a guide to these pioneer women writers, their works, and the writing...throughly and interestingly surveyed-with insight and sympathy...a competent and supremely perceptive guide through the complexities and uncertainties of an emergent area of research. * Library Association Record *
...succinct... * Nineteenth-Century Literature *
...a thoughtful guide to literary criticism of writers born after 1700 whose most significant work was completed by 1850. Approaching the subject as a good teacher would, Horwitz begins by providing two contextual chapters before turning to the individual writers ...succeeds very well. * Feminist Collections: A Quarterly Of Women's Studies Resources *
The primary value of this bibliography is the access it provides to information on women writers who are being reintroduced in new textbooks and anthologies...a convenient starting point for student research... * CHOICE *
For those interested in sampling the writings of eighteenth- and nineteenth century British women, Horwitz's reference work is a good place to start...we could make a rich reading list by consulting Horwitz's book, long enough to amuse, perplex, annoy, and charm for many years to come...enjoyable to browse...for a taste of British women's writing and the scholarship about it, this is a helpful and interesting resource. * Newsletter Of The Jane Austin Society Of North America *
...useful and readable...the work is definitely a timesaving resource for the serious student of British women writers. * American Reference Books Annual *

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