This anthology brings together twenty-eight lively and readable short stories by nineteenth-century women writers, including gothic tales to romances, detective fiction and ghost stories. Containing short fiction by well-known authors such as:
* Maria Edgeworth
* Mary Shelley
* Elizabeth Gaskell
* Margaret Oliphant
Nineteenth-Century Short Stories by Women also includes:
* a scholarly introduction
* biographies for each of the authors
* full explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading
* a critical commentary, publication details and historical context
* a full and wide-ranging bibliography
The bibliography of resources and further reading will enable those interested in pursuing research on any author or topic to do so with ease, and a thematic index will enable teachers to select material best suited to their courses.
Harriet Devine Jump is Senior Lecturer in English at Edge Hill University College. Her recent publications include Mary Wollstonecraft: Writer (1994) and Women's Writing of the Romantic Period, 1789-1836 (1997). Women's Writing of the Victorian Period, 1837-1901 will be published in 1998.
'...a welcome and eye-catching volume... will stimulate scholarly interest and provide a much-needed course text for students.' - Gothic Studies