A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing

A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing by Elaine Showalter

Title: A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing
Author: Elaine Showalter
ISBN10: 0691013438
ISBN13: 978-0691013435
Publisher: Princeton University Press; Revised edition (1977)
Language: English
Subcategory: History & Criticism
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Pages: 378 pages
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A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing by Elaine Showalter


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When first published in 1977, A Literature of Their Own quickly set the stage for the creative explosion of feminist literary studies that transformed the field in the 1980s. Launching a major new area for literary investigation, the book uncovered the long but neglected tradition of women writers in England. A classic of feminist criticism, its impact continues to be felt today.

This revised and expanded edition contains a new introductory chapter surveying the book's reception and a new postscript chapter celebrating the legacy of feminism and feminist criticism in the efflorescence of contemporary British fiction by women.