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The Conquest of Rome by Matilde Serao

The Conquest of Rome by Matilde Serao

1st Edition

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Mathilde Serao
April 15, 2019

Matilde Serao (1857-1927) was a successful and prolific journalist and novelist. This book tells the story of the arrival in Rome of a provincial deputy from the poor South. It paints a portrait of political and social life in contemporary Rome....

Maude by Christina Rossetti, On Sisterhoods and A Woman's Thoughts About Women By Dinah Mulock Craik

Maude by Christina Rossetti, On Sisterhoods and A Woman's Thoughts About Women By Dinah Mulock Craik

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Christina Rossetti
April 15, 2019

"Maude" was written when Christina Rossetti was 19 and examines the heroine's struggle to resist the notion that modesty and domesticity constitute the duties of women. "On Sisterhoods" by Dinah Mulock Craik advocates the encouragement of Anglican sisterhoods....

The History of Lady Sophia Sternheim

The History of Lady Sophia Sternheim

1st Edition

J Collyer
January 03, 2019

The best-known novel of Sophie von La Roche, a German 18th-century woman writer. The plot reflects typical 18th-century concerns: the value of sentiment and the importance of virtue in attaining a good life. The publication of this novel reflects a recent revival of interest in the author....

New Atalantis

New Atalantis

1st Edition

Delarivier Manley
January 24, 2018

An early example of satirical political writing by a woman. The book, with its blend of politics and sexuality, is based on the public and private lives of prominent politicians and society figures of the time....

Cassandra and Suggestions for Thought by Florence Nightingale

Cassandra and Suggestions for Thought by Florence Nightingale

1st Edition

Florence Nightingale
June 16, 2017

Florence Nightingale is famous as the heroine of the Crimean War and later as a campaigner for medical care founded on a clean environment and good nursing. Suggestions for Thought, which contains the novel Cassandra, is a central text in nineteenth-century history of feminist thought....

Narrative of the Life of Mrs Charlotte Charke

Narrative of the Life of Mrs Charlotte Charke

1st Edition

Robert M Rehder
June 07, 2017

In this picaresque novel, Charlotte Clarke recalls her life as an actress, and in particular, the difficulties facing a woman trying to make her way in a man's world. The issues of women's writing, education, motherhood, sexuality, and cross-dressing all come under scrutiny....

The Wild Irish Girl

The Wild Irish Girl

1st Edition

Claire Connolly
May 31, 2017

This novel intervenes in many of the literary and philosophical debates of the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, forging a connection between the eighteenth-century discourse of sentiment and the emergent nineteenth-century concept of the nation. Lady Morgan's Introductory...

Joanna Baillie: A Selection of Poems and Plays

Joanna Baillie: A Selection of Poems and Plays

1st Edition

Amanda Gilroy
April 15, 2002

This work includes Joanna Baillie's important poems and critical prefaces, the tragedies "De Montfort" and "Basil", and the comedy, "The Alienated Manor", together with substantial extracts from her other works....

The Witlings and the Woman Hater

The Witlings and the Woman Hater

1st Edition

Geoffrey M Sill
March 01, 1997

This edition contains two of Frances Burney's comedies: "The Witlings", (1778-80) which satirizes the bluestockings; and "The Woman Hater" (1800-02), which explores social pretension and gender conflict....

Nature and Art

Nature and Art

1st Edition

Shawn L Maurer
February 01, 1996

"Nature and Art" demonstrates the links between personal experience and institutional oppression. This edition also contains an annotated appendix of Elizabeth Inchbald's humorous essay on novel-writing from "The Artist" (1806)....

Impressions of Theophrastus Such

Impressions of Theophrastus Such

1st Edition

George Eliot
October 01, 1993

George Eliot (1819-80) is one of the most widely-read of the 19th-century novelists and story-writers. "Impressions of Theophrastus Such" appeared in 1879, Eliot's last completed work. It consists of 18 short essays narrated by a middle-aged bachelor, Theophrastus....

Counterfeit Ladies: The Life and Death of Moll Cutpurse and the Case of Mary Carleton

Counterfeit Ladies: The Life and Death of Moll Cutpurse and the Case of Mary Carleton

1st Edition

Elizabeth Spearing
October 01, 1993

Biographies of two 17th-century female criminals, both celebrated in their day. These are the first editions published since the 17th century....

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