By Denise Knight

As the yank literary canon has gone through revision and growth in recent times, the effect of girls writers of the 19th century has been reevaluated. the 1st ebook of its variety, this reference presents alphabetically prepared entries for greater than 70 nineteenth-century American girls writers, similar to Louisa may perhaps Alcott, Margaret Fuller, Emma Lazarus, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. every one access is written through a professional contributor and incorporates a biography, a dialogue of the author's significant works and subject matters, an summary of the serious experiences studying the writer's works, and a bibliography of works for additional consultation.

The 19th century gave start to a few of the richest works in American literature. for many years, nineteenth-century authors similar to Hawthorne, Melville, Poe, Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman were thought of the dominant figures of the interval, and different writers have bought less consciousness. however the scope and concentration of yank literary reviews has shifted dramatically lately, and mainstream anthologies were revised to mirror adjustments within the canon. the most intriguing alterations has been the reassessment of the contributions of yank ladies writers of the 19th century. a few of these girls, corresponding to Louisa may well Alcott and Harriet Beecher Stowe, are rather renowned. Others, equivalent to Charlotte Perkins Gilman, were the topic of a lot contemporary serious recognition. yet regardless of the resurgence of curiosity in American ladies writers of the 19th century, assets for readers have remained extensively scattered.

This reference e-book is the 1st paintings of its sort to supply entire entries on greater than 70 American ladies writers who released in the course of the 19th century. that includes authors who've lengthy been assimilated into the literary canon in addition to once-popular writers who've mostly been forgotten, this quantity invitations a serious reassessment of the contributions of those writers to American literary background. Entries are written by way of professional participants and are prepared alphabetically to facilitate entry. each one access encompasses a biographical comic strip, a dialogue of the writer's significant works and subject matters, an summary of the serious reaction to the author, and a bibliography of works via and in regards to the author. To motivate extra study, the quantity closes with a bibliography of vital stories of nineteenth-century American ladies writers.

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