Woman's fiction : a guide to novels by and about women in America, 1820-70 /

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Author / Creator: Baym, Nina.
Format: Book
Edition:Second edition, with new introduction and supplementary bibliography.
Imprint: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1993.

This reissue of the pioneering and standard book on antebellum women's domestic novels contains a new introduction situating the book in the context of important recent developments in the study of women's writing. Nina Baym considers 130 novels by 48 women, focusing on the works of a dozen especially productive and successful writers.

Woman's Fiction is a major-work in nineteenth-century literature, reexamining changes in the literary canon and the meaning of sentimentalism, while responding to current critical discussions of 'the body' in literary texts.

Item Description:"An Illini Book from the University of Illinois Press"--Cover.
Originally published: Ithica, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1978.
Physical Description:xlii, 327 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-321) and index.
Author Notes:Nina Baym was born Nina Zippin in Princeton, New Jersey on June 14, 1936. She received a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, a master's degree from Radcliffe College, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She joined the faculty of the University of Illinois-Champaign in 1963 and taught English there until her retirement in 2004. She wrote several books including Shape of Hawthorne's Career; The Scarlet Letter: A Reading; Woman's Fiction: A Guide to Novels by and About Women in America, 1820-1870; Women Writers of the American West, 1832-1927; and Feminism and American Literary History. She also served as general editor of several editions of The Norton Anthology of American Literature. She died from complications of dementia on June 15, 2018 at the age of 82.

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