Lawrence Buell has written two critical-historical books on nineteenth-century New England writing, Literary Transcendentalism and New England Literary Culture, as well as numerous articles and reviews. He has also edited a collection of the poetry of Walt Whitman and co-edited an anthology of the works of Elizabeth Barstow Stoddard. He is currently Professor and Chairman of the English Department of Oberlin College.
The Morgesonsby Elizabeth Stoddard, Lawrence Buell, Sandra Zagarell, Sandra A. Zagarell
From the strikingly original voice of Elizabeth Stoddard (1823-1902) comes a pioneering novel about growing up female in 19th-century American middle-class society. THE MORGESONS marked an important transition in the novel form and evoked comparisons during the author's lifetime with such masters as Balzac, Tolstoy, the Brontes, and Hawthorne. 304 pp.
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I have no idea why but I just related to this book very well. It was beautifully written and Elizabeth deserves so much more attention to her works, its just as good as only other female author of her time. I recommend it whole heartily.