Godiva's Ride: Women of Letters in England, 1830-1880 - Women of Letters S. (Paperback)Dorothy Mermin (author)
Paperback Published: 01/06/1993
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Victorian England saw the first great flowering of women's writing in English. During this era the works of many women - the Bront's, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Margaret Oliphant, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, Harriet Martineau, and others - first entered the mainstream of English literature. In "Godiva's Ride", Dorothy Mermin describes how women were encouraged to become writers, how they were discouraged and hindered, and what they wrote - novels, poetry, and nonfiction prose. Beginning with the childhood and adolescence of Barrett Browning, Charlotte Bront', and Eliot, ambitious young women who sought to enter the male-dominated literary tradition, Mermin examines their families, the books they read, their education, and religious and cultural values that shaped their careers.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 235 x 152 mm
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