A Literary Life
By (author) Shirley Foster
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Elizabeth Gaskell by Shirley Foster
Book DescriptionThis literary biographical study examines the life and works of the mid-Victorian woman novelist, Elizabeth Gaskell, whose popularity is now well established. It places her writing in the context of her attitudes towards creative production, her relationship with publishers, and her literary friendships, as well as examining those events of her life which fed into her work. It pays particular attention to the ways in which she sought to reconcile the conflicting demands made upon her, as woman and as artist.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333695814
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Shirley Foster
Victorian Women's Fiction, Paperback (March 2014)
Focusing on the ways in which female novelists have challenged contemporary assumptions about their own sex, this book's critical interest in women's fiction shows how 19th century women writers confront the conflict between the pressures of matrimonial ideologies and alternative of single or professional life.
Mary Barton, Paperback (December 2008)
Mary Barton was praised by contemporary critics for its vivid realism, its convincing characters and its deep sympathy with the poor, and it still has the power to engage and move readers today. This edition reproduces the last edition of the novel supervised by Elizabeth Gaskell and includes her husband's two lectures on the Lancashire dialect.
Anthology of Women's Travel Writings, Paperback (September 2002)
Editors present a range of writing and possible ways of being a woman traveller
Sylvia's Lovers, Paperback (November 1996)» View all books by Shirley Foster
Set in 1790 in Monkshaven, where press-gangs wreak havoc by seizing young men for service in the Napoleonic wars. One of their victims is Charley Kinraid, who captured the heart of Sylvia Robson. But Sylvia's cousin, Philip Hepburn, hopes to marry her himself and, in order to win her, withholds crucial information with devastating consequences.
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Author Biography - Shirley Foster
SHIRLEY FOSTER is Senior Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Sheffield. She has published in areas of Victorian women's fiction, English and American travel writing and children's literature. She has recently co-authored an anthology of women's travel texts.
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