Women and literary celebrity in the nineteenth century : the transatlantic production of fame and gender / Brenda R. Weber

Author(s): Weber, Brenda R., 1964-
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Subjects: English literature--Women authors--History and criticism
American literature--Women authors--History and criticism
English literature--19th century--History and criticism
American literature--19th century--History and criticism
Fame--History--19th century
Sex role--History--19th century
Women authors--Biography--History and criticism
Women authors in literature
Authorship--Social aspects--Great Britain--History--19th century
Authorship--Social aspects--United States--History--19th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2012
Series: Ashgate series in nineteenth-century transatlantic studies
Ashgate series in nineteenth-century transatlantic studies
LC Classification: P, PR
Notes: LCCN: 2011046387
ISBN: 9781409400738 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1409400735 (hardcover : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9781409400745 (ebook)
ISBN: 1409400743 (ebook)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Introduction : a right to call herself famous -- Reconstructing Charlotte : the making of celebrated "female genius" -- "A sort of monster" : Fanny Fern, fame's appetite, and the construction of the multivalent famous female author -- "Great genius breaks all bonds" : Margaret Oliphant and the female literary greats -- Correcting the record, creating a new one : Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the scenes and Eliza Potter's A hair-dresser's experience in high life -- The text as child : gender/sex and metaphors of maternity at the fin de siècle -- Conclusion : Doing her level best to play the man's game : literary hermaphrodites and the exceptional woman -- Afterword : in search of the cult of Charlotte
Physical Description: xiv, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 768072420
ISBN/ISSN: 9781409400738
1409400735
9781409400745
1409400743

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