A Bookshelf of Our Own: Works that Changed Women's Lives

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Citadel Press, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 302 pages
Fifty fiction and non-fiction classics that have defined and shaped our literary history--from the Middle Ages to the present day, spanning from Jane Eyre to Scarlett O'Hara, Hester Prynne to Lily Bart, Anne Frank to Maxine Hong Kingston. Part reference book, part popular culture guide, A Bookshelf of Our Own provides thoughtful analysis of each book, placing it within its historical context and tracing the life and influences of its author; and comprises an invaluable resource for libraries and reading groups, an essential primer for any literary enthusiast, and a provocative look at our past and present.
 

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In her latest work, Felder (A Century of Women ) selects and critiques about 50 books by and about women. Stretching across the millennium, these works of literature have made the case for female ... Read full review

Contents

The Princess of Cleves by Madame de La Fayette
10
Emma by Jane Austen
24
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
41
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
57
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Oilman
73
MyAntonia by Willa Gather
90
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
107
Gaudy Night by Dorothy L Sayers
113
An Anthology of Writings from
180
The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer
186
A Documentary History
192
The Treatment of Women
199
Fear of Flying by Erica Jong
206
Against Our Will by Susan Brownmiller
212
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
222
Of Woman Born by Adrienne Rich
229

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
121
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
127
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
133
The Womens Rights Movement
139
The Little Disturbances of Man by Grace Paley
145
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing
151
The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan
157
Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
168
Sexual Politics by Kate Millett
174
Silences byTillie Olsen
240
Women Race Class by Angela Davis
246
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende
252
Beloved byToni Morrison
258
The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick
263
The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf
274
The Bitch in the House compiled and edited
285
Select Bibliography
292
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