Scribbling Women: Short Stories by 19th-Century American Women

4.24 avg rating
( 37 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780813523934: Scribbling Women: Short Stories by 19th-Century American Women

With sources as diverse as A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Scream 2, Inventing Herself is an expansive and timely exploration of three centuries of feminist intellectuals, each of whom possesses a boundless determination to alter the world by boldly experiencing love, achievement, and fame on a grand scale. Focusing on paradigmatic figures ranging from Mary Wollstonecraft and Margaret Fuller to Germaine Greer and Susan Sontag, preeminent scholar Elaine Showalter uncovers common themes and patterns of women's lives across the centuries and discovers the feminist intellectual tradition they embodied. The author brilliantly illuminates the contributions of Eleanor Marx, Zora Neale Hurston, Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret Mead, and many more.

Showalter, a highly regarded critic known for her provocative and strongly held opinions, has here established a compelling new Who's Who of women's thought. Certain to spark controversy, the omission of such feminist perennials as Gloria Steinem, Susan B. Anthony, Robin Morgan, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Virginia Woolf will surprise and shock the conventional wisdom.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Short Stories By 19th-Century American Women. These tales of remarkable and of ordinary lives in nineteeth-century America are told through women's voices that call out from the kitchen hearth, the solitary room, the prison cell.

About the Author:

Elaine Showalter is Avalon Foundation Professor of Humanities at Princeton University. She is the author and editor of many books on women's writing, including Sister's Choice: Tradition and Change in American Women's Writing.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Showalter, Elaine
ISBN 10: 0813523931 ISBN 13: 9780813523934
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grandisbooks
(Neptune, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 314EXR0009TD

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Elaine Showalter
Published by Rutgers University Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0813523931 ISBN 13: 9780813523934
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0813523931

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Showalter, Elaine
ISBN 10: 0813523931 ISBN 13: 9780813523934
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1997. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780813523934

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Showalter
Published by Rutgers University Press, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0813523931 ISBN 13: 9780813523934
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A new mother longing to write is judged hysterical and confined to her bedroom where she slowly loses herself in horrific fantasy. A young girl stirred by two beings--a handsome young man and an ethereal white heron--is forced to make a choice between them. A love affair quashed by convention ignites during a sudden storm. These tales of remarkable and ordinary lives in nineteenth-century America are told throughout women s voices that call out from the kitchen hearth, the solitary room, the prison cell. Stories by Louisa May Alcott, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, and Edith Wharton, as well as by others less familiar, reveal a universe of emotions hidden beneath parochial scenes. American writers claimed the short story as their national genre in the nineteenth century, and women writers made it the most important outlet for their particular experiences. A unique selection, with an introduction, notes, selected criticism, and a chrolonology of the authors lives and times. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780813523934

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Showalter
Published by Rutgers University Press, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0813523931 ISBN 13: 9780813523934
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. A new mother longing to write is judged hysterical and confined to her bedroom where she slowly loses herself in horrific fantasy. A young girl stirred by two beings--a handsome young man and an ethereal white heron--is forced to make a choice between them. A love affair quashed by convention ignites during a sudden storm. These tales of remarkable and ordinary lives in nineteenth-century America are told throughout women s voices that call out from the kitchen hearth, the solitary room, the prison cell. Stories by Louisa May Alcott, Willa Cather, Kate Chopin, and Edith Wharton, as well as by others less familiar, reveal a universe of emotions hidden beneath parochial scenes. American writers claimed the short story as their national genre in the nineteenth century, and women writers made it the most important outlet for their particular experiences. A unique selection, with an introduction, notes, selected criticism, and a chrolonology of the authors lives and times. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780813523934

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.02
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Elaine Showalter
Published by Rutgers University Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0813523931 ISBN 13: 9780813523934
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0813523931

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Showalter, Elaine
Published by Rutgers University Press 1/1/1997 (1997)
ISBN 10: 0813523931 ISBN 13: 9780813523934
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press 1/1/1997, 1997. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Scribbling Women: Short Stories by 19th-Century American Women. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780813523934

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Showalter, Elaine
Published by Rutgers University Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0813523931 ISBN 13: 9780813523934
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 0813523931

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.59
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Elaine Showalter
ISBN 10: 0813523931 ISBN 13: 9780813523934
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. This item is Print on Demand - Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # POD_9780813523934

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 45.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Elaine Showalter
Published by Rutgers University Press
ISBN 10: 0813523931 ISBN 13: 9780813523934
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Rutgers University Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 560 pages. Dimensions: 9.2in. x 6.2in. x 1.7in.With sources as diverse as A Vindication of the Rights of Woman and Scream 2, Inventing Herself is an expansive and timely exploration of three centuries of feminist intellectuals, each of whom possesses a boundless determination to alter the world by boldly experiencing love, achievement, and fame on a grand scale. Focusing on paradigmatic figures ranging from Mary Wollstonecraft and Margaret Fuller to Germaine Greer and Susan Sontag, preeminent scholar Elaine Showalter uncovers common themes and patterns of womens lives across the centuries and discovers the feminist intellectual tradition they embodied. The author brilliantly illuminates the contributions of Eleanor Marx, Zora Neale Hurston, Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret Mead, and many more. Showalter, a highly regarded critic known for her provocative and strongly held opinions, has here established a compelling new Whos Who of womens thought. Certain to spark controversy, the omission of such feminist perennials as Gloria Steinem, Susan B. Anthony, Robin Morgan, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Virginia Woolf will surprise and shock the conventional wisdom. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780813523934

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book