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Romantic women's life writing : reputation and afterlife / Susan Civale.

Author/Creator:
Civale, Susan, author.
Publication:
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019. , ©2019
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 292 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Robinson, Mary, 1758-1800 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hays, Mary, 1759-1843 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Burney, Fanny, 1752-1840.
Hays, Mary, 1759-1843.
Robinson, Mary, 1758-1800.
Wollstonecraft, Mary, 1759-1797.
English literature -- Women authors -- History and cricitism.
English literature -- 19th century -- History and cricitism.
Women and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Women in literature.
Women and literature.
Women in literature.
Great Britain.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
This book explores how the publication of women's life writing influenced the reputation of its writers and of the genre itself during the long nineteenth century. It provides case studies of Frances Burney, Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Robinson and Mary Hays, four writers whose names were caught up in debates about the moral and literary respectability of publishing the 'private'. Focusing on gender, genre and authorship, this study examines key works of life writing by and about these women, and the reception of these texts. It argues for the importance of life writing-a crucial site of affective and imaginative identification-in shaping authorial reputation and afterlife. The book ultimately constructs a fuller picture of the literary field in the long nineteenth century and the role of women writers and their life writing within it.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781526101167
1526101165
9781526101280
9781526101273
OCLC:
1088925247
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