Silenced Sextet: Six Nineteenth-Century Canadian Women Novelists

Silenced Sextet: Six Nineteenth-Century Canadian Women Novelists

by Carrie MacMillan, Lorraine McMullen, Elizabeth Waterston
     
 


Carrie MacMillan, Lorraine McMullen, and Elizabeth Waterston have uncovered information about the lives and works of six such writers. Rosanna Leprohon, May Agnes Fleming, Margaret Murray Robertson, Susan Frances Harrison, Margaret Marshall Saunders, and Joanna E. Wood were once-popular novelists who are now for the most part ignored, with virtually all of their…  See more details below

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Carrie MacMillan, Lorraine McMullen, and Elizabeth Waterston have uncovered information about the lives and works of six such writers. Rosanna Leprohon, May Agnes Fleming, Margaret Murray Robertson, Susan Frances Harrison, Margaret Marshall Saunders, and Joanna E. Wood were once-popular novelists who are now for the most part ignored, with virtually all of their works out of print. MacMillan, McMullen, and Waterston show that these six writers deserve modern recognition not only for their literary accomplishments but also for what they reveal, through their work and their lives, about the condition of the woman writer in nineteenth-century Canada. The writings of these six women from varied backgrounds reflect their different experiences of life in the late nineteenth century. In this study a biographical profile of each author, set in the contemporary social context, is provided, as well as an analysis of career development, emphasising publishing history and critical response. As each case history unfolds, the broader picture emerges of an era when many ideas of personal and public life were changing.

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"Makes a significant original contribution ... The pieces in this volume not only recover and re-read' the novelists' works, but also offer significant primary research into their lives and literary production." Heather Murray, Department of English, University of Toronto. "Helps to fill a glaring gap ... A useful contribution to Anglo-Canadian literary history and to feminist studies ... The essays represent valid bio-literary research and sympathetic interpretation ... These women novelists should not be forgotten." D.O. Spettigue, Department of English, Queen's University.
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A rediscovery and reappraisal of writers Rosanna Leprohon, May Agnes Fleming, Margaret Murray Robertson, Susan Frances Harrison, Margaret Marshall Saunders, and Joanna E. Wood--once-popular novelists who are now for the most part ignored, with virtually all of their works out of print. A biographical profile of each author, set in the contemporary social context, is provided, as well as an analysis of career development, emphasizing publishing history and critical response. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780773509450
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
05/17/1993
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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