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  • Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
    Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing (English, Paperback) Lynne Segal, Elaine Showalter

    "A powerful manifesto for dealing with the march of time." - Observer

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  • Little Women
    Little Women (English, Hardback) Louisa May Alcott

    Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth - four 'little women' enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England.

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  • Trilby
    Trilby (English, Paperback) George Du Maurier

    First published in 1894, the story of the diva Trilby O'Ferrall and her mesmeric mentor, Svengali, has entered the popular imagination. George Du Maurier's drawings for the novel form part of its appeal - this edition includes his most significant illustrations.

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  • Out of Time
    Out of Time (English, Hardback) Lynne Segal

    A profound and sympathetic investigation of ageing, in life and literature.

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  • A Literature of Their Own
    A Literature of Their Own (Paperback) Elaine Showalter

    * Revised and expanded edition with a new introduction and postscript, published to coincide with Elaine Showalter's new hardback, A JURY OF HER PEERS

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  • Faculty Towers
    Faculty Towers (English, Paperback) Elaine Showalter

    In Faculty Towers, Showalter takes a personal look at the ways novels about the academy have charted changes in the university and society since 1950.

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  • The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe
    The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe (English, Paperback) Professor of English Elaine Showalter

    This “lively biography” (The New Yorker) is the first to tell the story of Julia Ward Howe as a powerful feminist pioneer.Julia Ward (1819-1910) was an heiress who married a handsome accomplished doctor who worked with the blind and deaf. But Samuel Howe wasted her inheritance, mistreated and belittled her, and tried to stifle her intellect and freedom. Nevertheless Julia persisted and wrote...

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  • The Evolution of the French Novel, 1641-1782
    The Evolution of the French Novel, 1641-1782 (English, Hardback) Elaine Showalter

    In France between 1641 and 1782 the romance developed into the novel. Mr. Showalter's intensive study of the novel, particularly during the critical period 1700-1720, shows that an important movement toward nineteenth century realism was taking place. To trace this development the author has selected five phenomena--time, space, names, money, and the narrator--and follows their treatment...

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  • The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe
    The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe (English, CD-Audio) Elaine Showalter

    From Elaine Showalter comes the first full biography of Julia Ward Howe, a groundbreaking figure in the abolitionist and suffrage movements.

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  • The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe
    The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe (English, CD-Audio) Elaine Showalter

    From Elaine Showalter comes the first full biography of Julia Ward Howe, a groundbreaking figure in the abolitionist and suffrage movements.

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  • The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe
    The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe (English, Hardback) Professor of English Elaine Showalter

    The first full biography of Julia Ward Howe—the author of The Battle Hymn of the Republic and an early and powerful feminist pioneer—a groundbreaking figure in the abolitionist and suffrage movements.Julia Ward (1819–1910) was an heiress who married a handsome accomplished doctor named Samuel Howe who made great strides working with the blind and deaf. However he wasted her inheritance,...

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  • The Evolution of the French Novel, 1641-1782
    The Evolution of the French Novel, 1641-1782 (English, Paperback) Elaine Showalter

    In France between 1641 and 1782 the romance developed into the novel. Mr. Showalter's intensive study of the novel, particularly during the critical period 1700-1720, shows that an important movement toward nineteenth century realism was taking place. To trace this development the author has selected five phenomena--time, space, names, money, and the narrator--and follows their treatment...

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  • Daddy Long Legs
    Daddy Long Legs (English, Paperback) Jean Webster, Elaine Showalter

    One of the great novels of American girlhood, Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) follows the adventures of an orphan named Judy Abbott, whose letters to her anonymous male benefactor trace her development as an independent thinker and writer. Its sequel, Dear Enemy (1915), follows the progress of Judy's former orphanage, now run by her friend Sallie McBride, who struggles to give her young...

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  • Ethan Frome
    Ethan Frome (English, Paperback) Edith Wharton

    Set against the bleak winter landscape of New England, Ethan Frome tells the story of a poor farmer, lonely and downtrodden, his wife Zenia, and her cousin, the enchanting Mattie Silver. In her introduction the distinguished critic Elaine Showalter discusses the background to the novel's composition and the reasons for its enduring success.

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  • O Pioneers!
    O Pioneers! (English, Hardback) Willa Cather

    The novel that first made Willa Cather famous—a powerfully mythic tale of the American frontier told through the life of one extraordinary woman—in a handsome hardcover volume.No other work of fiction so vividly evokes the harsh beauty and epic sweep of the Nebraska prairies that Cather knew and loved. The heroine ofO Pioneers!, Alexandra Bergson, is a young Swedish immigrant at the turn of the...

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  • The Vintage Book of American Women Writers
    The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (English, Paperback) Elaine Showalter

    The Vintage Book of American Women Writers is the first of its kind: a dazzling, monumental showcase of 350 years of poetry and fiction by American women. Inspired and informed by her groundbreaking history A Jury of Her Peers, Elaine Showalter’s landmark anthology features the best work of writers ranging from Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet to contemporary stars like Annie Proulx and Jhumpa...

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  • A Jury of Her Peers
    A Jury of Her Peers (Paperback) Elaine Showalter

    * Elaine Showalter, author of the classic A LITERATURE OF THEIR OWN has written 'The first comprehensive overview of the achievement of American women writers ... A daunting task, and few could carry it off with such aplomb' Sarah Churchwell, Guardian

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  • A Jury of Her Peers
    A Jury of Her Peers (English, Paperback) Professor of English Elaine Showalter

    A comprehensive history of American women writers explores the contributions of more than 250 female authors--both famous and little-known--to every field of literary endeavor and reflects on their role in the evolution of our American literary heritage.

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  • A Jury of Her Peers
    A Jury of Her Peers (Hardback) Elaine Showalter

    * Elaine Showalter, author of the classic A LITERATURE OF THEIR OWN, now turns to her own heritage, bringing us an unprecedented literary landmark: the first comprehensive history of American women writers from 1650 to the present

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  • Mrs Dalloway
    Mrs Dalloway (English, Paperback) Virginia Woolf

    Past, present and future are brought together one momentous June day in 1923. Clarissa Dalloway, elegant and vivacious, is preparing for a party while reminiscing about her childhood romance with Peter Walsh, and dwelling on her daughter Elizabeth's rapidly-approaching adulthood.

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