The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination
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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Review: The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary ImaginationUser Review - Brenda Clough - Goodreads
An excellent book, full of insight! You do have to know the works in question. Luckily the volume is divided out more or less by the books analyzed, so you can skip the George Eliot section if you ... Read full review
Review: The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary ImaginationUser Review - Goodreads
Somehow I missed out on feminist literary criticism during my undergraduate English classes. Read full review