The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination

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Yale University Press, Jul 11, 2000 - History - 719 pages
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In this work of feminist literary criticism the authors explore the works of many major 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.
  

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User Review  - Fernanda Schmitt - Goodreads

One of the best books in feminist literary criticism of all times! Read full review

Review: The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination

User Review  - Erika - Goodreads

This is a useful collection of essays. I skipped the chapters dealing with works I hadn't read starting half-way through, because the analysis became repetitive. A very thorough and ground-breaking ... Read full review

Contents

Jane Austens Tenants of Possibility
105
Miltons Daughters
185
Part IV The Spectral Selves of Charlotte Brontë
309
Part V Captivity and Consciousness in George Eliots Fiction
441
NineteenthCentury Poetry by Women
537
Notes
651
Index
699
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About the author (2000)

Sandra M. Gilbert is professor of English at the University of California at Davis.

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