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- NOT JUST JANE : Rediscovering Seven Amazing Women Writers Wo Transformed British Literature - Charlotte Turner Smith, Helen Maria Williams, Mary Robinson, Catherine Crowe, Sara Coleridge, Dinah Mulock Craik and Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
DetailsA witty, fascinating feminist history of literary Britain. Youve likely read at least one Jane Austen novel. Chances are youve also read Jane Eyre; if you were an exceptionally moody teenager, you might have even read Wuthering Heights. English majors might add a couple of others to this list . . . but there the trail ends. Were there truly so few women writing anything of note during late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain In Not Just Jane, Shelley DeWees weaves history, biography, and critical analysis into a rip-roaring narrative of the nations fabulous, yet mostly forgotten, female literary heritage.Focusing on the creative contributions and personal stories of seven astonishing womenCharlotte Turner Smith,Helen Maria Williams,Mary Robinson,Catherine Crowe,Sara Coleridge,Dinah Mulock Craik, andMary Elizabeth Braddon.DeWees assembles a riveting, intimate, and ruthlessly unromanticized portrait of female life, and the literary landscape, during this era. In doing so, she comes closer to understanding how a society could forget so many of these women among them pioneers of detective fiction and the modern fantasy novel who all enjoyed success, critical acclaim, and a fair amount of notoriety during their time, and realizes why, now more than ever, its vital that we remember.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shelley DeWees has a graduate degree in ethnomusicology, several tattoos, and a documented obsession with British literature. Her writing has appeared in Austenprose, Jane Austens World, and Jane Austen Today, and after time spent teaching in Korea she recently moved back to Minneapolis with her husband.
SKU Code PRK B 3709 Weight in Kg 0.2400 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780062394620 Author Name Shelley DeWees Publisher Name HARPER PERENNIAL