This fascinating account of nineteenth-century American life on the eastern seaboard will be of interest to the general reader as well as the student and scholar of American literature and American studies.
--Wendy Martin, author of An American Triptych: The Lives and Work of Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, and Adrienne Rich
Rebecca Harding Davis: Writing Cultural Autobiography is an important contribution not only to the study of Davis's life and work but also to our understanding of autobiographical forms. Bits of Gossip is fascinating.
--Shari Benstock, co-editor, with Suzanne Ferris, of Footnotes: On Shoes