Category: Women

  • Bad Girls: Sirens, Jezebels, Murderesses, Thieves & Other by Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple

    By Jane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. Stemple

    Meet twenty-six of history's so much infamous ladies. every one undesirable lady has a rotten attractiveness, yet there are aspects to each story. make a decision no matter if Tituba used to be quite a conspiring witch or simply a humble housemaid. research the facts stacked for and opposed to Lizzie Borden. And what made the brazen Cleopatra so dishonorable . . . or honorable? each one bankruptcy ends with comedian panels that includes caricatures of the authors discussing the ladies, with Heidi arguing because the prosecution and Jane arguing for context.
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  • Colour'd Shadows: Contexts in Publishing, Printing, and by T. Hoagwood, K. Ledbetter

    By T. Hoagwood, K. Ledbetter

    A wide physique of nineteenth-century British women's literature highlights using verbal illusions, even whereas its essence continues to be the basis of inward and private adventure. within the age of industrial distribution, the nonequivalence of non-public feeling and revealed product is typically rendered bitterly, yet occasionally that nonequivalence conjures up the opulence of artifice. "Colour'd Shadows" is a chain of arguments approximately such relationships of fabric shape and fabric trade with literary that means, continuing from particular examples within the writings and careers of ladies writers and numerous publishing genres, together with Victorian periodicals and literary annuals.
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  • The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy by Cathy Porter

    By Cathy Porter

    “[A] testomony to a good spirit, a lady who lived in terrifying proximity to at least one of the best writers of all time, and who understood precisely the excessive fee she must pay for this privilege.”
    —Jay Parini, writer of The final Station

    Translated through Cathy Porter and with an advent by means of Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing, The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy chronicles in remarkable element the diarist’s amazing marriage to the mythical guy of letters, count number Leo Tolstoy, writer of warfare and Peace and Anna Karenina. Set opposed to the backdrop of Russia’s turbulent historical past on the flip of the twentieth century, The Diaries of Sofia Tolstoy bargains a desirable examine a amazing period, a classy artist, and the intense lady who stood at his aspect.
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