The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer: Romance and Reform in Victorian England

The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer: Romance and Reform in Victorian England

by Michael Galchinsky
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Between 1830 and 1880, the Jewish community flourished in England. During this time known as haskalah, or the Anglo-Jewish Enlightenment, Jewish women in England became the first Jewish women anywhere to publish novels, histories, periodicals, theological tracts, and conduct manuals. The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer focuses on this critical but forgotten

Overview

Between 1830 and 1880, the Jewish community flourished in England. During this time known as haskalah, or the Anglo-Jewish Enlightenment, Jewish women in England became the first Jewish women anywhere to publish novels, histories, periodicals, theological tracts, and conduct manuals. The Origin of the Modern Jewish Woman Writer focuses on this critical but forgotten period in the development of Jewish women's writing. Michael Galchinsky rediscovers the earliest modern Jewish women writers, including Grace Aguilar, Marion Hartog, Judith and Charlotte Montefiore, and Anna Maria Goldsmid, and shows that, when viewed from the perspective of these women, modern Jewish cultural history looks remarkably different than it does in traditional histories of the period.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Examines the blossoming of Jewish women writers in England 1830- 80, the first Jewish women anywhere to publish novels, histories, periodicals, theological tracts, and conduct manuals. Demonstrates how their work can correct earlier views of the Anglo-Jewish derived from Christian writers and the very small output by Jewish men. Many of the popular writings argue for Jewish emancipation in England and women's emancipation in the Jewish world. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814326138
Publisher:
Wayne State University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.69(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >