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The Rise of the Woman Novelist Jane Spencer

The Rise of the Woman Novelist

Jane Spencer

Published January 1st 1986
ISBN : 9780631139157
Hardcover
225 pages
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Feminist studies of womens writing have tended to concentrate on writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. This book, which examines women novelists from Aphra Behn to Fanny Burney, is intended to redress the balance and to argue for the crucialMoreFeminist studies of womens writing have tended to concentrate on writers of the 19th and 20th centuries. This book, which examines women novelists from Aphra Behn to Fanny Burney, is intended to redress the balance and to argue for the crucial importance of the 18th century to developing female identities in literature. The scope of the book is wide, with references ranging from Sarah Fielding, Ann Radcliffe and Mary Wollstonecraft to Jane Austen.