Woman's Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and About Women in America 1820-70 / Edition 2

Woman's Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and About Women in America 1820-70 / Edition 2

by Nina Baym
     
 

This reissue of the pioneering and standard book on antebellum women's domestic novels contains a new introduction situating the book in the context of important recent developments in the study of women's writing. Nina Baym considers 130 novels by 48 women, focusing on works by a dozen especially productive and successful writers. See more details below

Overview

This reissue of the pioneering and standard book on antebellum women's domestic novels contains a new introduction situating the book in the context of important recent developments in the study of women's writing. Nina Baym considers 130 novels by 48 women, focusing on works by a dozen especially productive and successful writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780252062858
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
1Introduction and Conclusions11
2The Form and Ideology of Woman's Fiction22
3Catharine Sedgwick and Other Early Novelists51
4Maria McIntosh86
5E. D. E. N. Southworth and Caroline Lee Hentz110
6Susan Warner, Anna Warner, and Maria Cummins140
7Ann Stephens, Mary Jane Holmes, and Marion Harland175
8Caroline Chesebro'208
9Other Novelists of the Fifties231
10Augusta Evans and the Waning of Woman's Fiction276
A Note on Popularity301
Chronological Bibliography303
Bibliographical Note on Secondary Material309
Bibliography of Related Works Published since 1978317
Index323

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