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Heroines of Fiction, Volume 1 (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

Heroines of Fiction, Volume 1 (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

by William Dean Howells
 

Published in two volumes, Howells's studies in the great heroines of nineteenth century English-language fiction make delightful reading. This first volume takes the reader from Fanny Burney's unforgettable Evelina to the Bronte sisters' remarkable Jane and Catherine. Along the way, female protagonists from the works of Edgeworth,

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Published in two volumes, Howells's studies in the great heroines of nineteenth century English-language fiction make delightful reading. This first volume takes the reader from Fanny Burney's unforgettable Evelina to the Bronte sisters' remarkable Jane and Catherine. Along the way, female protagonists from the works of Edgeworth, Austen, Radcliffe, Scott, Dickens, Hawthorne, and Thackeray, among others, are closely and keenly observed.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411454507
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
06/28/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
332
Sales rank:
1,037,891
File size:
309 KB

Meet the Author


William Dean Howells (1837-1920) was an American novelist and critic.  He edited the Atlantic Monthly from 1871-1881, where he championed literary realism and advanced the careers of such important American writers as Mark Twain, Stephen Crane, and Henry James.  His best known novel is The Rise of Silas Lapham (1885).

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