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Femininity to feminism : women and literature in the nineteenth century, Susan Rubinow Gorsky

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Femininity to feminism : women and literature in the nineteenth century
Title
Femininity to feminism
Title remainder
women and literature in the nineteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Susan Rubinow Gorsky
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Language
eng
Summary
The nineteenth century, a period marked by intense social, economic, and intellectual ferment, spawned the creation of lively and varied literary works by women. The writings of artists who were also social commentators--the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen, Harriet Martineau, George Eliot, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Kate Chopin--to name only a few--provide a vivid portrait of a tumultuous century. Most literary histories of the period have highlighted men's interpretations of the events and issues of the time, and have focused primarily on the public (and therefore predominantly male) social sphere. The facts of women's experience in this century, and of their increasingly public struggle to define themselves as whole and independent beings, has not been thoroughly examined in relation to their literary creation. In Femininity to Feminism, Susan Rubinow Gorsky combines social history research--including statistics about family life, women's education, and women in the work force--with an examination of the way these issues are presented in literature by and about women. Gorsky's work illuminates women's lives and writings in relation to the cultural attitudes that influenced their creation. Focusing on the intensity of women's struggle to find their own literary and political voices and to be heard in the public sphere, Gorsky traces the emergence of a shared self-consciousness that began to express itself in literary and social resistance to patriarchy. Her study looks at both male and female writers, examining works by such prominent authors as Charles Dickens, George Eliot, and Louisa May Alcott, as well as by Charlotte Yonge, Sarah Grand, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, and Elizabeth Gaskell--authors popular at the time but rarely read in the twentieth century--to provide a complete, balanced, and accurate portrait of how women's experience was utilized and transformed for literary purposes. The volume is foreworded by noted feminist scholar Nancy Walker. A lively, accessible, and thoroughly informed study of women's history and literature in the nineteenth century, Femininity to Feminism provides an enriching synthesis of the social and literary issues affecting women of the time
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Gorsky, Susan Rubinow
Dewey number
820.9/9287/09034
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR115
LC item number
.G67 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's women and literature series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Feminism and literature
  • Women and literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • English literature
  • Femininity in literature
  • Literatur
  • Frau
  • Frauenliteratur
  • USA
  • Großbritannien
  • Englisch
Label
Femininity to feminism : women and literature in the nineteenth century, Susan Rubinow Gorsky
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 4.
  • Employment: The Angel Takes Flight
  • Ch. 5.
  • Conclusion: "To Labor for the Elevation of My Sex"
  • Foreword
  • Nancy A. Walker
  • Ch. 1.
  • Introduction: Literature and Society
  • Ch. 2.
  • Marriage and Family: Gentle Ladies and New Women
  • Ch. 3.
  • Education: "The Bars Go Down"
Control code
25411257
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 213 pages
Isbn
9780805789751
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
92005277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1456265
Label
Femininity to feminism : women and literature in the nineteenth century, Susan Rubinow Gorsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 4.
  • Employment: The Angel Takes Flight
  • Ch. 5.
  • Conclusion: "To Labor for the Elevation of My Sex"
  • Foreword
  • Nancy A. Walker
  • Ch. 1.
  • Introduction: Literature and Society
  • Ch. 2.
  • Marriage and Family: Gentle Ladies and New Women
  • Ch. 3.
  • Education: "The Bars Go Down"
Control code
25411257
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 213 pages
Isbn
9780805789751
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
92005277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1456265

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