A Comprehensive Study of American Writer Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, 1844-1911 (Studies in American Literature 61)
By: Ronna Coffy Privett (author)Hardback
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This work examines the novels, essays, and short stories of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps within their cultural/historical context. It examines the social climate and reform movements during Phelps' writing career, and shows how she was a woman ahead of her time in the 19th century.
Introduction - the literary life of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps; the awakening to intellectual and spiritual life - Phelps and philosophy; labour reform and class issues - "the fingers of the world"; crusading for temperance and women's rights - "he's always kind when he's sober"; women in the public sphere - breaking down the walls; the "true woman" and man - confessions of an American wife; concealing herself behind her autobiography, revealing herself in her fiction - some conclusions.
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