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

User 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 Imagination

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Somehow I missed out on feminist literary criticism during my undergraduate English classes. 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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