Private Woman, Public Stage: Literary Domesticity in Nineteenth-Century America

Overview

Kelley explores the lives and careers of 12 popular nineteenth-century women authors—including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Maria Sedgwick, and Susan Warner—highlighting the ways in which their personal lives intertwined with and informed the novels they wrote.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (26) from $2.00   
  • New (10) from $2.85   
  • Used (16) from $2.00   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$2.85
Seller since 2013

Feedback rating:

(389)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
PAPERBACK New 0807854220! ! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! ! ENJOY OUR BEST PRICES! ! ! Ships Fast. All standard orders delivered within 5 to 12 business days.

Ships from: Southampton, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$2.85
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(712)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0807854220 SERVING OUR CUSTOMERS WITH BEST PRICES. FROM A COMPANY YOU TRUST, HUGE SELECTION. RELIABLE CUSTOMER SERVICE! ! HASSLE FREE RETURN POLICY, SATISFACTION ... GURANTEED**** Read more Show Less

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$2.85
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(674)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0807854220! ! ! ! BEST PRICES WITH A SERVICE YOU CAN RELY! ! !

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$2.85
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(266)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0807854220 XCITING PRICES JUST FOR YOU. Ships within 24 hours. Best customer service. 100% money back return policy.

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$2.85
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(903)

Condition: New
PAPERBACK New 0807854220 Friendly Return Policy. A+++ Customer Service!

Ships from: Philadelphia, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$3.22
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition: New
Brand New Condition. Ships the next day

Ships from: Las Cruces, NM

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$3.22
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(0)

Condition: New
Brand New Condition. Ships the next day

Ships from: Las Cruces, NM

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$3.42
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(2340)

Condition: New
2001-12-09 Paperback New 0807854220 Ships Within 24 Hours. Tracking Number available for all USA orders. Excellent Customer Service. Upto 15 Days 100% Money Back Gurantee. Try ... Our Fast! ! ! ! Shipping With Tracking Number. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Bensalem, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$8.51
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(1608)

Condition: New
New

Ships from: Fort Worth, TX

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$28.35
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(23278)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW

Ships from: Avenel, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Kelley explores the lives and careers of 12 popular nineteenth-century women authors—including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Maria Sedgwick, and Susan Warner—highlighting the ways in which their personal lives intertwined with and informed the novels they wrote.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
In Kelley's deft hands, the writers' contributions to subsequent generations seem even more profound. Those who enter the world of Southworth, Stowe, and the other literary domestics will be grateful that these women novelists did not after all remain (to paraphrase one of them) in the obscurity of their homes. (Women's Review of Books)

An illuminating and sensitive analysis of those complex women and their place in American culture. (Journal of American History)

Kelley offers a richly detailed account plentiful with new findings. (American Historical Review)

The beauty of Private Woman, Public Stage is its artful merging of U.S. history, women's history, and literature. (Choice)

From the Publisher

"Enriches our understanding of women's history and of American social and intellectual history. Kelley brilliantly integrates recent historical scholarship on a multitude of subjects."--The Women's Review of Books

"Fascinating....Provocative and challenging."--Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, The New York Times Book Review

"Kelley transforms our understanding of American women and of American literature in the nineteenth century....A major contribution."--Linda Kerber, University of Iowa

"A long overdue reassessment of the neglected and misunderstood 'literary domestics.'"--Journal of American History

"An ambitious, comprehensive, widely researched, and well-documented book on the phenomenon of the popular female fiction writer in mid-nineteenth-century America."--American Quarterly

"The most ambitious study of these writers to date."--American Historical Review

"A sensitive, insightful, well-researched book, and an important contribution to both women's studies and American literary history."--American Studies

"A stunning achievement....This book will immediately put Mary Kelley among the best historians of women in this country."--Carl N. Degler, Stanford University

"Beautifully written...exhibiting a wide frame of reference...[Her] book not only stimulates but also makes a complex subject both easy and delightful to assimilate."--Saturday Review

"The beauty of Private Woman, Public Stage is its artful merging of U.S. history, women's history, and literature. The book makes an important contribution to the continuing development of women's history."--Choice

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807854228
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2002
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Kelley is a Collegiate Professor of History, American Culture, and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. Previously, she was the Mary Brinsmead Wheelock Professor of History at Dartmouth College. Among her most recent books are The Portable Margaret Fuller and The Power of Her Sympathy: The Autobiography and Journal of Catharine Maria Sedgwick.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)