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A Literature Of Their Own: British Women Novelists From Brontë To Lessing Elaine Showalter

A Literature Of Their Own: British Women Novelists From Brontë To Lessing

Elaine Showalter

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ISBN : 9780860680390
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Readers of this new, enlarged edition of the classic feminist study of British women novelists will find themselves delighted by Elaine Showalters astute and acerbic critical intelligence. Showalter is one of the few scholars who can make herMoreReaders of this new, enlarged edition of the classic feminist study of British women novelists will find themselves delighted by Elaine Showalters astute and acerbic critical intelligence. Showalter is one of the few scholars who can make her readers rush to their bookshelves to refute her point, or simply to experience again Jane Eyre, The Mill on the Floss, or the bitterly illuminating stories of Katherine Mansfield. Her chief innovation is to place the works of famous women writers beside those of the minor or forgotten, building a continuity of influence and inspiration as well as a more complete picture of the social conditions in which womens books have been produced. She has added a new introduction recounting, with justifiable pleasure, how daring and controversial her study seemed when it first appeared in 1977 (and how many enemies it made her). In an afterword, she touches on more recent developments in the womens novel in Britain, including the influence of the dazzling Angela Carter. --Regina Marler