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A Magazine of her Own? Domesticity and desire in the woman’s magazine, 1800–1914

Like the corset, the women's magazines which emerged in the nineteenth century produced a `natural' idea of femininity: the domestic wife; the fashionable woman; the…

Art and Womanhood in Fin-De-Siècle Writing The Fiction of Lucas Malet, 1880–1931

Lucas Malet is one of a number of forgotten female writers whose work bridges the gap between George Eliot and Virginia Woolf. Malet’s writing was…

Cruelty and Companionship Conflict in nineteenth-century married life

Cruelty and Companionship is an account of the intimate but darker side of marriage in Victorian and Edwardian England. Hammerton draws upon previously unpublished material…

Domesticity and Design in American Women’s Lives and Literature Stowe, Alcott, Cather, and Wharton Writing Home

Domesticity and Design in American Women’s Lives and Literature explores the ways in which four American women writers from the mid-nineteenth to the early-twentieth century…

Edging Women Out Victorian Novelists, Publishers, and Social Change

Before about 1840, there was little prestige attached to the writing of novels, and most English novelists were women. By the turn of the twentieth…

Elizabeth Gaskell and the English Provincial Novel

First published in 1975, this book places Elizabeth Gaskell amongst the major novelists of the nineteenth-century. It considers how she has sometimes been overlooked, or…

Emmeline Pankhurst A biography

Emmeline Pankhurst was perhaps the most influential woman of the twentieth century. Today her name is synonymous with the ‘votes for women’ campaign and she…

Feminism and Empire Women Activists in Imperial Britain, 1790–1865

Feminism and Empire establishes the foundational impact that Britain’s position as leading imperial power had on the origins of modern western feminism. Based on extensive…

Feminist Experiences The Women's Movement in Four Cultures

The Women’s Movement is usually referred to as if it were a constant, global phenomenon. There are women’s movements in Europe, North and South America,…

Feminist Theory across Disciplines Feminist Community and American Women’s Poetry

Defying traditional definitions of public and private as gendered terms, and broadening discussion of women’s writing in relation to feminist work done in other fields,…

Feminists and State Welfare

Designed for students of social policy and women’s studies, this text gives a readable account of the wide range of feminist ideas about women and…

Fictions of Dissent Reclaiming Authority in Transatlantic Women’s Writing of the Late Nineteenth Century

Fin-de-siècle fiction by British female aesthetes and American women regionalists stages moments of rebellion when female characters rise up and insist on the right to…

Give Us Bread But Give Us Roses Working women’s consciousness in the United States, 1890 to the First World War

Rooted in the printed sources of the period, this book reconstructs the attitudes of a pioneer generation of young women to the conflicts brought about…

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Harriet Tubman Slavery, the Civil War, and Civil Rights in the Nineteenth Century

Escaped slave, Civil War spy, scout, and nurse, and champion of women’s suffrage, Harriet Tubman is an icon of heroism. Perhaps most famous for leading…

Italian Fascism and the Female Body Sport, Submissive Women and Strong Mothers

This is the first text to examine women and sport in Italy during the period 1861-1945. To qualify and quantify the impact of fascism on…

Jane Austen’s Civilized Women Morality, Gender and the Civilizing Process

Jane Austen’s six complete novels and her juvenilia are examined in the context of civil society and gender. Steiner’s study uses a variety of contexts…

Let the Flowers Go: A Life of Mary Cholmondeley

Giving a comprehensive critique of Cholmondeley's writings, Oulton analyzes the inspiration and influences behind some of her greatest work and provides an appealing biography on…

Mary Wollstonecraft An Annotated Bibliography

First published in 1976, this was the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of Mary Wollstonecraft’s works and most of the critical and biographical comments on her…

Mary Wollstonecraft and Feminist Republicanism Independence, Rights and the Experience of Unfreedom

Mary Wollstonecraft is a writer whose work continues to provoke scholarly debate. But Wollstonecraft the historical figure often obscures her importance as a philosopher. Halldenius…