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Godivas Ride - Women Of Letters In England 1830 - 1880

Mermin, Dorothy

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ISBN 10: 0253208246 / ISBN 13: 9780253208248
Verlag: Indiana University Press, 1993
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Paperback, F. xx+181pp, index, a nice fine copy. New. Victorian England was an age that saw a great rise in the number of Women writing - Fiction, Poetry & prose. The author looks at how these women were encouraged to write, discouraged and hindered from being published & at what they were writing. 400 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 18038

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Titel: Godivas Ride - Women Of Letters In England ...

Verlag: Indiana University Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1993

Einband: Soft cover

Auflage: 1st edition..

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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.

Über den Autor:

DOROTHY MERMIN, Professor of English at Cornell University, is the author of Elizabeth Barrett Browning: The Origins of a New Poetry and The Audience in the Poem: Five Victorian Poets.

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