The Madwoman in the Attic

The Madwoman in the Attic

The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-century Literary Imagination

eBook - 2000
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In this work the authors explore the works of many 19th-century women writers. They chart a tangible desire expressed for freedom from the restraints of a confining patriarchal society and trace a distinctive female literary tradition.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2000
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780300186710
0300186711
0300084587
9780300084580
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xlvi, 719 pages)
Additional Contributors: Gubar, Susan 1944-

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Mar 30, 2015

A seminal and influential work of feminist literary criticism that focuses on iconic 19th century female writers Jane Austen, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Emily Dickinson. The title is a reference to "Jane Eyre." Also check out Kate Millett's "Sexual Politics" and de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex."

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