The Resource Private woman, public stage : literary domesticity in nineteenth-century America, Mary Kelley

Private woman, public stage : literary domesticity in nineteenth-century America, Mary Kelley

Label
Private woman, public stage : literary domesticity in nineteenth-century America
Title
Private woman, public stage
Title remainder
literary domesticity in nineteenth-century America
Statement of responsibility
Mary Kelley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the decades spanning the nineteenth century, thousands of women entered the literary marketplace. Twelve of the century's most successful women writers provide the focus for Mary Kelley's landmark study: Maria Cummins, Caroline Howard Gilman, Caroline Lee Hentz, Mary Jane Holmes, Maria McIntosh, Sara Parton, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, E.D.E.N. Southworth, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mary Virginia Terhune, Susan Warner, and Augusta Evans Wilson. These women shared more than commercial success. Collectively they created fictions that Kelley terms "literary domesticity," books that both embraced and called into question the complicated expectations shaping the lives of so many nineteenth-century women. Matured in a culture of domesticity and dismissed by a male writing establishment, they struggled to reconcile public recognition with the traditional roles of wife and mother. Drawing on the 200 volumes of published prose and on the letters, diaries, and journals of these writers, Kelley explores the tensions that accompanied their unprecedented literary success."--Google Books (re: new edition)
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kelley, Mary
Dewey number
813/.3/099287 $2 19
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.W6
LC item number
K4 1984
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Woman and literature
  • American fiction
  • Authorship
  • Domestic fiction, American
  • Women
  • Authors, American
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women authors, American
  • Public opinion in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Privacy in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Popular literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Private woman, public stage : literary domesticity in nineteenth-century America, Mary Kelley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
pt. I. Peculiar circumstances: 1. The Fanny Fern. 2. Fame never was. 3. The season of instruction. 4. Rights of the mind, duties to the sphere -- pt. II. The notice of the world: 5. Secret writers. 6. No happy woman writes. 7. Buying my time. 8. A man's clothing -- pt. III. Warfare within: 9. The crisis of domesticity : a crisis of being. 10. The great question of moral life. 11. Preachers of the fictional page. 12. A right regard for womanhood : a word or two on all sides
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 409 p.
Isbn
9780195033519
Lccn
83-017325
System control number
  • OCM09853744
  • 10165451
  • CARL009853744
Label
Private woman, public stage : literary domesticity in nineteenth-century America, Mary Kelley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
pt. I. Peculiar circumstances: 1. The Fanny Fern. 2. Fame never was. 3. The season of instruction. 4. Rights of the mind, duties to the sphere -- pt. II. The notice of the world: 5. Secret writers. 6. No happy woman writes. 7. Buying my time. 8. A man's clothing -- pt. III. Warfare within: 9. The crisis of domesticity : a crisis of being. 10. The great question of moral life. 11. Preachers of the fictional page. 12. A right regard for womanhood : a word or two on all sides
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xx, 409 p.
Isbn
9780195033519
Lccn
83-017325
System control number
  • OCM09853744
  • 10165451
  • CARL009853744

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