The Portrayal of Woman's Sentimental Power in American Domestic Fiction: The Novels of Mary Jane Holmes, 1825-1907

The Portrayal of Woman's Sentimental Power in American Domestic Fiction: The Novels of Mary Jane Holmes, 1825-1907

By: Earl Frank Yarington (author)Hardback

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Description

This book explores the rediscovery of the fiction written by Mary Jane Holmes (1825-1907) and examines the contrasting factors that made her work popular in the nineteenth century, but virtually unknown during the twentieth century. Cultural poetics and feminism, which established a critique on how late nineteenth- and twentieth-century critics decontextualized Holmes' work is the critical emphasis of this study. The theory of this study examines aspects of relational capacity that popular women writers present and that which their works are based on, and which enables them to relate to their culture and readers.

About Author

Earl Frank Yarington III is Assistant Professor of Writing and Literature at Cheyney University of Pennysylvania

Contents

Foreword by Lee Ann Elliot-Westman; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: Holmes, the Rediscovered Author; 2. Canonicity and the Exclusion of Holmes; 3. Sentimentality: Its Stigma, Its Function; 4. Holmes and the Nineteenth-Century Market; 5. Relational Capacity Theory; 6. "Her Works Shall Live"; Works Cited; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773454385
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780773454385
  • ISBN10: 0773454381

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