view cart menu separator categories menu separator faq
advanced search
categories  > Adult Books > Non-Fiction (35)
19th-Century American Women's Novels by Susan K. Harris

19th-Century American Women's Novels by Susan K. Harris

Price: $1.50 add to cart     
Feedback: 100%, 322 sales Ask seller a question
Shipping: US-Mainland: $4.00 (more destinations)
Condition: Used
Payment Options: Money Order,
19th-Century American Women's Novels

This copy of 19th-Century American Women's Novels: Interpretive Strategies by Susan K. Harris is a PB. It was published by Cambridge University Press in 1992. Condition: Good--around 15 pages have markings (blue pen underlining and vertical lines in the margins and a few words); pages show little to no handling; front cover curls up.

This study proposes interpretive strategies for nineteenth-century American women's novels. Harris contends that women in the nineteenth century read subversively, 'processing texts according to gender based imperatives'. Beginning with Susannah Rowson's best-selling seduction novel Charlotte Temple (1791), and ending with Willa Cather's O Pioneers! (1913), Harris scans white, middle-class women's writing throughout the nineteenth century. In the process she both explores reading behaviour and formulates a literary history for mainstream nineteenth-century American women's fiction. Through most of the twentieth century, women's novels of the earlier period have been denigrated as conventional, sentimental, and overwritten. Harris shows that these conditions are actually narrative strategies, rooted in cultural imperatives and, paradoxically, integral to the later development of women's texts that call for women's independence. Working with actual women's diaries and letters, Harris first shows what contemporary women sought from the books they read. She then applies these reading strategies to the most popular novels of the period, proving that even the most apparently retrograde demonstrate their heroines' abilities to create and control areas culturally defined as male.

I do combine shipping. Click on the terms and policy link in the lower left corner for the details.

THANKS FOR LOOKING! Any questions? Please send me an email.
Other Products from fallonthalia:View all products
Young Nathan by Marion Marsh Brown
The Ballard of Biddy Early by Nancy Williard and Barry Moser
4 Golden Books Home for a Bunny, The Three Bears, Garth Williams, Tennegren
The Dance by Richard Paul Evans HB DJ
The Jazz Man by Mary Hays Weik and Not Home by Ann Grifalconi
The December Dog by Jan M. Robinson 1969
Son of the Revolution by Liang Heng and Judith Shapiro
The Mother's Day Mice by Jan Brett
Hiding Horatio by Udo Weigelt HB DJ 1999 hippo
Angel Cat by Michael Garland
Last Updated: 17 Oct 2017 22:33:45 PDT home  |  about  |  terms  |  contact
Powered by eCRATER - a free online store builder