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356 p. ; 22 cm.
Green Library
ENGLISH-241-01, FEMGEN-241W-01
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xli, 208 pages ; 20 cm.
'I have lately written...a tale, to illustrate an opinion of mine, that a genius will educate itself.' Mary Wollstonecraft is best known for her pioneering views on the rights of women to share equal rights and opportunities with men. Expressed most forcefully in her Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), her forthright opinions also inform her two innovative novels, Mary and The Wrongs of Woman, a fictional sequel to the Vindication. In both novels the heroines have to rely on their own resources to establish their independence and intellectual development. Mary learns to take control of her destiny and become a social philanthropist, while Maria, in The Wrongs of Woman, fights imprisonment and a loveless marriage to claim her rights. Strongly autobiographical, both novels powerfully complement Wollstonecraft's non-fictional writing, inspired by the French Revolution and the social upheavals that followed. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199538904 20180403
Green Library
ENGLISH-241-01, FEMGEN-241W-01
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x, 490 p. ; 22 cm.
A reprint of the third edition text of one of Frances Burney's best-known novels, which is credited with establishing a new literary form, the novel of manners. The book contains contemporary reviews, 12 interpretations and excerpts from journals and letters.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393971583 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-241-01, FEMGEN-241W-01

4. A simple story [1998]

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xxxiii, 345 p. ; 20 cm.
When Miss Milner announces her passion for her guardian, a Catholic priest, she breaks through the double barrier of religious vocation and society's standards of 'proper' womanly behaviour. Her love is legitimized when Dorriforth is released from his vows, but she finds her own unorthodox nature cannot conform to a marriage where her husband continues to be a stern moral guide. With a surenees of touch that prefigures Jane Austen, Elizabeth Inchbald shows that there is no simple answer to their predicament, and that their conflict can only be resolved in the next generation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780192835987 20160528
Green Library
ENGLISH-241-01, FEMGEN-241W-01
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xxx, 289 p. ; 19 cm.
  • Part 1 Prose: Oroonoko-- The fair jilt-- Memoirs of the court of the King of Bantam-- The history of the nun-- The adventure of the black lady-- The unfortunate bride. Part 2 Poetry: song - Love armed-- On a juniper tree, cut down to make busks-- A ballad on Mr J.H. to Amoret, asking why I was so sad-- song - The invitation-- song - When Jemmy first began to love-- On the death of the late Earl of Rochester-- To Mrs W. on her excellent verses-- The disappointment-- The dream - a song-- A letter to a brother of the pen in tribulation-- song - On her loving two equally-- The counsel - a song-- song - The surprise-- On Mr J.H. in a fit of sickness-- the cabal at Nickey Nackeys-- song - Cease, cease, Amynta to complain-- On the death of E. Waller, Esquire-- To Mr Creech (under the name of Daphnis)-- A letter to Mr Creech at Oxford, written in the last great frost-- To Lysander, who made some verses on a discourse of love's fire-- On the first discovery of falsehood in Amintas-- from "Of Plants, Book VI"-- from "Aesop's Fables (LXXI and LXXXVII)"-- A pindaric on the death of our late sovereign-- On desire - a pindaric-- A pindaric to Mr P. who sings finely-- To Alexis in answer to his poem against fruition-- To the fair Clarinda, who made love to me, imagined more than woman-- To Lysander, on some verses he writ-- A pindaric poem to the Reverend Doctor Burnet.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780192828927 20160527
A selection of Aphra Behn's stories and poems. The book helps the reader reassess a woman who achieved notoriety as well as fame in the 17th century. Paul Salzman is the author of "English Prose Fiction 1558-1700: A Critical History" and "The New Diversity".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780192828927 20160527
Green Library
ENGLISH-241-01, FEMGEN-241W-01
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xlii, 388 p. ; 19 cm.
This is the only edition of these four Jane Austen titles in one volume. "Northanger Abbey" is the earliest comedy, making fun of the excesses of the Gothic novel. It combines literary burlesque with a tale of female enlightenment. "Lady Susan" and "The Watsons" were early compositions, reflecting many of the qualities of "Northanger Abbey". "Sanditon" too is an incomplete novel written late in Austen's life, and indicating a new depth of comic insight.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780192827586 20160527
Green Library
ENGLISH-241-01
Book
239 p. 21cm.
Green Library
ENGLISH-241-01, FEMGEN-241W-01