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Literary and Cultural Criticism from the Nineteenth Century
Volume IV: Women Critics

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Joanne Wilkes




ISBN 9781032059365
Published November 17, 2021 by Routledge
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Book Description

This collection of primary sources examines literary and cultural criticism over the long nineteenth century. The final volume 4 of 4 explores the subject of drama criticism written by women. This volume will be of great interest to students of literary history.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

General Introduction

Introduction – volume 4

Further Reading

Part 1. Anna Letitia Barbauld, née Aikin (1743-1825)

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1. ‘Introduction to Dr Johnson’s Rasselas’, British Novelists (1810), vol. 26, pp. i-viii.

Part 2. Maria Jane Jewsbury, later Fletcher (1800-33)

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2. ‘Shelley’s "Wandering Jew"’, Athenaeum, 16 July 1831, 456-457.

3. ‘Literary Women. – No. 2 Jane Austen’, Athenaeum, 27 August 1831, 553-554.

Part 3. Christian Isobel Johnstone, née Todd (1781-1857)

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4. ‘Death of Sir Walter Scott’ and ‘On the Political Tendency of Sir Walter Scott’s Writings’, The Schoolmaster and Edinburgh Weekly Magazine, 29 September 1832, pp. 129-133

5. ‘The Writings of Hazlitt. No. II. Political and Literary Portraits’, Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine, 3, no. 36 (December 1836), pp. 758, 763-766.

6. ‘Mrs Jameson’s Winter Studies and Summer Rambles in Canada’, Tait’s Edinburgh Magazine 6, no. 62 (February 1839), pp. 69-71.

Part 4. Lady Morgan, née Sydney Owenson (1781-1859)

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7. ‘The Works of the Rev. Sydney Smith’, Athenaeum, 13 July 1839, 518-520.

8. ‘William Harrison Ainsworth, Jack Sheppard: A Romance’, Athenaeum, 26 October 1839, 803-805.

Part 5. Geraldine Jewsbury (1812-80)

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9. Charles Kingsley, Yeast, Athenaeum, 19 April 1851, 428.

10. Catherine Helen Spence, Tender and True, Athenaeum, 18 October 1856, 1272-1273.

11. Julia Kavanagh, English Women of Letters, Athenaeum, 25 October 1862, 527-528.

12. Anthony Trollope, The Small House at Allington, Athenaeum, 26 March 1864, 437-438.

Part 6. Jane Williams (1806-85)

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13. ‘Felicia Dorothea Hemans’, The Literary Women of England (London: Saunders Otley, 1861), pp. 479-494.

Part 7. Julia Kavanagh (1824-77)

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14. ‘Aphra Behn’, English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches, 2 vols (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1862), vol. 1, pp. 1-7, 19-23, 30-48.

15. ‘Miss Austen’s Six Novels’, English Women of Letters: Biographical Sketches, 2 vols, (London: Hurst and Blackett, 1862), vol. 2, pp. 188-220, 222-236.

Part 8. Hannah Lawrance (1795-1875)

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16. ‘The English Writers Before Chaucer’, British Quarterly Review, 40 (July 1864), 199-225.

17.Mrs Browning’s Poetry’, British Quarterly Review, 42 (October 1865), 359-364, 372-383.

Part 9. Anne Mozley (1809-91)

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18. Margaret Oliphant, Miss Marjoribanks, from ‘Youth as Depicted in Modern Fiction’, Christian Remembrancer, no. 133 (July 1866), 184-186, 197-211.

Part 10. Elisabeth Julia Hasell (1830-87)

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19. ‘Elegies’, Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 154 (September 1875), 345-360.

Part 11. Margaret Oliphant, née Wilson (1828-97)

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20. Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d’Urbervilles, from ‘The Old Saloon’, Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, 151 (March 1892), 464-474.

Part 12. Augusta Webster, née Davies (1837-94)

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21. ‘Children’s Literature’, A Housewife’s Opinions (London: Macmillan, 1879), pp. 114-120.

22. ‘The Novel-Making Trade’, A Housewife’s Opinions (London: Macmillan, 1879), pp. 187-192.

23. Michael Field, Underneath the Bough, Athenaeum, 9 (September 1893), 345-346.

Part 13. Mathilde Blind (1841-96)

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24. ‘Mary Wollstonecraft’, New Quarterly Magazine, 10 (July 1878), 390-412.

Part 14. Edith Simcox (1844-1901)

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25. Review of two books on Anna Laetitia Barbauld by Grace A. Ellis and Anna Le Breton, Academy, (23 May 1874), 565-567.

26. Dorothy Wordsworth, Recollections of a Tour made in Scotland, A.D. 1803, ed. J. C. Shairp, Academy, 25 (July 1874), 91-93.

Part 15. Alice Meynell (1847-1922)

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27. ‘The English Women-Humorists’, North American Review, 181 (December 1905), 857-864, 866-872 (slightly condensed).

Part 16. Mary A. (Mrs Humphry) Ward, née Arnold (1851-1920)

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28. 2‘A New Edition of Keats’, Macmillan’s Magazine, 49 (March 1884), 330-40 (slightly condensed).

29. Introduction to the Haworth edition of Jane Eyre (Smith Elder, 1899), pp. ix-xiv, xix-xxxviii.

Part 17. Katharine de Mattos, née Stevenson (1851-1939)

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30. George Gissing, New Grub Street, 9 May 1891, 601; The Odd Women, 27 May 1893, 667.

31. Henry James: The Tragic Muse, 26 July 1890, 124; The Lesson of the Master, 19 March 1892, 369-370; Terminations, 15 June 1895, 769-770; Embarrassments, 1 August 1896, 158; What Maisie Knew, 6 November 1897, 629.

Part 18. Arabella Shore (1822-1900)

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32. ‘Modern English Novels’, Westminster Review, 134 (July 1890), 143-145, 148-152, 155-157.

Part 19. Amy Levy (1861-89)

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33. ‘The Poetry of Christina Rossetti’, The Woman’s World, I (1888), 178-180.

Part 20. Vernon Lee, pseudonym of Violet Paget (1856-1935)

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34. ‘On Literary Construction’, Contemporary Review, 68 (September 1895), 404-419.

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Biography

Joanne Wilkes, Professor of English, University of Auckland, New Zealand