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The Resource Married or single?, Catharine Maria Sedgwick ; edited and with an introduction by Deborah Gussman

Married or single?, Catharine Maria Sedgwick ; edited and with an introduction by Deborah Gussman

Label
Married or single?
Title
Married or single?
Statement of responsibility
Catharine Maria Sedgwick ; edited and with an introduction by Deborah Gussman
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Married or Single?, published in 1857, was Catharine Maria Sedgwick's final novel and a fitting climax to the career of one of antebellum America's first and most successful woman writers. Insisting on women's right to choose whether to marry, Married or Single? rejects the stigma of spinsterhood and offers readers a wider range of options for women in society, recognizing their need and ability to determine the course of their lives. Sedgwick's touching, witty, and shrewdly observant novel centers on Grace Herbert, a New York City socialite who must negotiate the marriage market and also learn to develop her own character and take control of her own destiny. The story merges a wide range of popular American literary forms--including the seduction novel, the conversion narrative, the novel of education, and social reform fiction--and provides a window on many of the cultural and political anxieties of the 1850s beyond marriage, including immigration, slavery, and urban poverty. Sedgwick's lifelong concern with women's duties to the nation as citizens is demonstrated through her depiction of exemplary women of various backgrounds and circumstances who illustrate the idea that becoming a worthy human being is more important than becoming a wife, especially in a democratic society."--
  • "Nineteenth-century novel that redefines the role of women in marriage, singlehood, and the working world of America in the 1850s"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1789-1867
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sedgwick, Catharine Maria
Dewey number
813/.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2798
LC item number
.M37 2015eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Gussman, Deborah
Series statement
Legacies of nineteenth-century American women writers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Self-realization in women
  • Sex role
  • Social role
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • United States
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • FICTION
  • Choice (Psychology)
  • Self-actualization (Psychology) in women
  • Self-realization in women
  • Sex role
  • Social conditions
  • Social role
  • United States
Label
Married or single?, Catharine Maria Sedgwick ; edited and with an introduction by Deborah Gussman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper, 1857
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Contents ; Acknowledgments; Editor's Introduction; A Note on the Text; Married or Single?; Notes
Control code
908840012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803274990
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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  • f98fe512-6a2b-4373-becc-f0868e5d8b5a
  • 22573/ctt1d98dst
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908840012
Label
Married or single?, Catharine Maria Sedgwick ; edited and with an introduction by Deborah Gussman
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Harper, 1857
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover ; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Contents ; Acknowledgments; Editor's Introduction; A Note on the Text; Married or Single?; Notes
Control code
908840012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803274990
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • f98fe512-6a2b-4373-becc-f0868e5d8b5a
  • 22573/ctt1d98dst
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)908840012

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