Catharine Maria Sedgwick: Critical Perspectives
Lucinda L. Damon-Bach, Victoria Clements
UPNE, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 328 pages
One of the nation's first woman writers, literary pioneer Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867) is ranked with Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, and William Cullen Bryant as a founder of American literature. In a career that spanned four decades before the Civil War, Sedgwick published six novels, including Hope Leslie and A New-England Tale, and over one hundred short stories and sketches, as well as domestic novellas, travelogues, and books for children.
Now the full breadth and complexity of Sedgwick's extensive oeuvre is examined for the first time in this groundbreaking volume, which pairs nineteenth-century reviews of her writings with new critical essays on her works. The collection illuminates Sedgwick's skillful use of rhetoric, her feminism, her realism, her reform activities, as well as her central role in shaping the nation's literature.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Excerpts from Biographical Sketches
Excerpts from Reviews of A NewEngland Tale or Sketches
Excerpts from Reviews of Hope Leslie or Early Times in the Massachusetts
Excerpts from Reviews of Clarence or A Tale of Our Own Times
Excerpt from Sedgwicks Unfinished Antislavery Manuscript
Excerpts from Reviews of The Linwoods or Sixty Years Since
Excerpts from Reviews of Tales and Sketches
Excerpts from Reviews of Means and Ends or SelfTraining
Excerpts from Reviews of Letters from Abroad to Kindred at Home
Letters and a Sketch of Sedgwicks Prison Work
Excerpts from Reviews of Married or Single?
Excerpts from Reviews Addressing Sedgwicks Politics
Notes on Contributors
Excerpts from Reviews of Home The Poor Rich Man and the Rich Poor
abolitionism abolitionist American literary American Literature American Women anonymous antebellum antislavery appear argues authorship Berkshire Boston brother Caroline Caroline Kirkland Catharine Maria Sedgwick Catharine Sedgwick century characters Clarence Collected conventions conversation Crazy critical cultural Debby domestic elite Elizabeth England English essay Everell Fanny female feminist Fetterley fiction gender Gertrude Grace Hawthorne heroine Home Hope Leslie identity James Fenimore Cooper Jane Journal Judith Fetterley lady Letters Linwoods Lydia Maria Child Magawisca male Maria Sedgwick Papers marriage Married or Single Mary Kelley Miss C. M. Sedgwick Miss Sedgwick moral mother narrative New-England Tale nineteenth-century North American Review Oxford Univ plot political poor Press published readers reprint Republic republican rhetorical role romance scene Sedg Sedgwick's novels sister Sketches slavery slaves social Stockbridge story Susan Susan Harris Theodore Sedgwick tion Victoria Clements virtue volume William Women Writers writing York young
From the Garden Club: Rural Women Writing Community
No preview available - 2006
Language, Gender, and Citizenship in American Literature, 1789 1919
Amy Dunham Strand
No preview available - 2008