Impressions of Theophrastus Such
The Poems of Aphra Behn A Selection
Maude by Christina Rossetti, On Sisterhoods and A Woman's Thoughts About Women By Dinah Mulock Craik
The Conquest of Rome by Matilde Serao
The History of Lady Sophia Sternheim
By George Eliot
April 29, 2021
George Eliot (1819-80) is one of the most widely-read of the 19th-century novelists and story-writers. "Impressions of Theophrastus Such" appeared in 1879, Eliot's last completed work. It consists of 18 short essays narrated by a middle-aged bachelor, Theophrastus....
By Janet Todd
February 06, 2020
Aphra Behn (1640-89) was a popular poet, author of the influential novel Oroonoko, and one of the most successful dramatists of the Restoration theater. Behn led an unusually active and eventful life for a woman of her era, traveling widely--to Surinam in 1663 and to Antwerp in 1666, where Charles ...
By Christina Rossetti
April 15, 2019
"Maude" was written when Christina Rossetti was 19 and examines the heroine's struggle to resist the notion that modesty and domesticity constitute the duties of women. "On Sisterhoods" by Dinah Mulock Craik advocates the encouragement of Anglican sisterhoods....
By Mathilde Serao
April 15, 2019
Matilde Serao (1857-1927) was a successful and prolific journalist and novelist. This book tells the story of the arrival in Rome of a provincial deputy from the poor South. It paints a portrait of political and social life in contemporary Rome....
By J Collyer
January 03, 2019
The best-known novel of Sophie von La Roche, a German 18th-century woman writer. The plot reflects typical 18th-century concerns: the value of sentiment and the importance of virtue in attaining a good life. The publication of this novel reflects a recent revival of interest in the author....
By Elizabeth Spearing
October 01, 1993
Biographies of two 17th-century female criminals, both celebrated in their day. These are the first editions published since the 17th century....
By Florence Nightingale
June 16, 2017
Florence Nightingale is famous as the heroine of the Crimean War and later as a campaigner for medical care founded on a clean environment and good nursing. Suggestions for Thought, which contains the novel Cassandra, is a central text in nineteenth-century history of feminist thought....
By Robert M Rehder
June 07, 2017
In this picaresque novel, Charlotte Clarke recalls her life as an actress, and in particular, the difficulties facing a woman trying to make her way in a man's world. The issues of women's writing, education, motherhood, sexuality, and cross-dressing all come under scrutiny....
By Claire Connolly
May 31, 2017
This novel intervenes in many of the literary and philosophical debates of the late eighteenth century and early nineteenth century, forging a connection between the eighteenth-century discourse of sentiment and the emergent nineteenth-century concept of the nation. Lady Morgan's Introductory ...
By Amanda Gilroy
April 15, 2002
This work includes Joanna Baillie's important poems and critical prefaces, the tragedies "De Montfort" and "Basil", and the comedy, "The Alienated Manor", together with substantial extracts from her other works....