A Jury of Her Peers

A Jury of Her Peers American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx

Paperback (02 Sep 2010) | English

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Synopsis

Fascinating, incisive, intelligent and never afraid of being controversial, Elaine Showalter introduces us to more than 250 writers. Here are the famous and expected names, including Harriet Beecher Stowe, Willa Cather, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O'Connor, Gwendolyn Brooks, Grace Paley, Toni Morrison, and Jodi Picoult. And also many successful and acclaimed yet little-known writers, from the early American bestselling novelist Catherine Sedgwick to the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Susan Glaspell.

A JURY OF HER PEERS is an irresistible invitation to discover great authors never before encountered and to return to familiar books with a deeper appreciation. It is a monumental work that enriches our understanding of American literary history and culture.

About the Publisher

Virago

Virago

Little, Brown is the literary hardback imprint that feeds into our Abacus paperback list. We publish across a wide range of areas, including fiction, history, memoir, science and travel, but within this diverse list the vast majority of books have in common a strong narrative and a distinctive voice.

Book information

ISBN: 9781844080809
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Virago
Pub date:
DEWEY: 810.99287
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 679
Weight: 558g
Height: 196mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 46mm