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

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

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  • The Female Malady by Elaine Showalter
    The Female Malady (English, Paperback) Elaine Showalter

    A vital counter-interpretation of madness in women, showing how it is often a consequence of, rather than a deviation from, the traditional female role.

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  • Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
    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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  • Daughters Of Decadence by Elaine Showalter
    Daughters Of Decadence (Paperback) Elaine Showalter

    Stories by celebrated female writers Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kate Chopin and Edith Wharton - edited by Elaine Showalter

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  • A Literature Of Their Own by Elaine Showalter
    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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  • Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing by Lynne Segal
    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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  • Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
    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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  • Teaching Literature by Elaine Showalter
    Teaching Literature (English, Paperback) Elaine Showalter

    A guidebook for all teachers of English and American literature in higher education. Drawing on 40 years of international teaching experience, author Elaine Showalter inspires instructors to make their classroom practice as intellectually exciting as their research.

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  • Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton
    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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  • Faculty Towers by Elaine Showalter
    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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  • Alternative Alcott by Elaine Showalter
    Alternative Alcott (English, Paperback) Elaine Showalter, Louisa May Alcott

    The discovery in recent years of Louisa May Alcott's pseudonymous sensation stories has made readers and scholars increasingly aware of her accomplishments beyond her most famous novel, Little Women, one of the great international best-sellers of all time. This anthology brings together for the first time a variety of Louisa May Alcott's journalistic, satiric, feminist, and sensation texts. Elaine Showalter has provided an excellent introduction and notes to the collection.

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  • The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe by Professor of English Elaine Showalter
    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....

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  • The Evolution of the French Novel, 1641-1782 by Elaine Showalter
    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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  • The Vintage Book of American Women Writers by Professor of English Elaine Showalter
    The Vintage Book of American Women Writers (English, Paperback) Professor of English 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....

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

    "Unfailingly vivid?and fair-minded" ?The Atlantic...

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  • The Evolution of the French Novel, 1641-1782 by Elaine Showalter
    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 by Elaine Showalter
    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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  • Sister's Choice by Elaine Showalter
    Sister's Choice (English, Hardback) Elaine Showalter

    Drawing on a wide range of writers and texts, Elaine Showalter argues that post-colonial as well as feminist literary theory can help us understand the complex forms of American women's wriitng, and the way that `women's culture' intersects with other cultural forms.

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  • These Modern Women by Elaine Showalter
    These Modern Women (English, Paperback) Elaine Showalter

    In 1926-27, The Nation published these seventeen anonymous essays by "women active in professional and public life." At that time The Nation editors noted that, "Our object is to discover the origin of their modern point of view toward men, marriage, children, and jobs." In the introduction, Elaine Showalter discusses the issues raised?from alcoholism to celibacy, from mother-daughter...

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