Download PDF by Denise Knight: Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A

By Denise Knight

As the yank literary canon has gone through revision and enlargement in recent times, the impression of ladies writers of the 19th century has been reevaluated. the 1st e-book of its sort, this reference offers alphabetically prepared entries for greater than 70 nineteenth-century American ladies writers, corresponding to Louisa could Alcott, Margaret Fuller, Emma Lazarus, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. each one access is written by way of knowledgeable contributor and features a biography, a dialogue of the author's significant works and issues, an outline of the serious stories studying the writer's works, and a bibliography of works for extra consultation.

The 19th century gave start to a few of the richest works in American literature. for many years, nineteenth-century authors corresponding to Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman were thought of the dominant figures of the interval, and different writers have acquired less awareness. however the scope and concentration of yankee literary experiences has shifted dramatically lately, and mainstream anthologies were revised to mirror adjustments within the canon. some of the most intriguing adjustments has been the reassessment of the contributions of yank girls writers of the 19th century. a few of these girls, akin to Louisa may perhaps Alcott and Harriet Beecher Stowe, are rather popular. Others, corresponding to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, were the topic of a lot fresh severe recognition. yet regardless of the resurgence of curiosity in American girls writers of the 19th century, assets for readers have remained generally scattered.

This reference ebook is the 1st paintings of its sort to supply finished entries on greater than 70 American ladies writers who released in the course of the 19th century. that includes authors who've lengthy been assimilated into the literary canon in addition to once-popular writers who've mostly been forgotten, this quantity invitations a severe reassessment of the contributions of those writers to American literary heritage. Entries are written by means of specialist members and are prepared alphabetically to facilitate entry. every one access contains a biographical cartoon, a dialogue of the writer's significant works and subject matters, an outline of the serious reaction to the author, and a bibliography of works by means of and in regards to the author. To motivate extra examine, the amount closes with a bibliography of important experiences of nineteenth-century American ladies writers.

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