9780393971576

Woman in the Nineteenth Century (Norton Critical Editions)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393971576

  • ISBN10:

    0393971570

  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/17/1997
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

The text is that of the first edition and includes comprehensive textual annotations. "Backgrounds" reveals the experiential basis for the text through autobiographical writings and selections from Fuller's recently published letters, journals, and "Boston Conversations." "Criticism and Reviews" presents a superb selection of critical writing about the novel. The critics include Orestes A. Brownson, A. G. M, Lydia Maria Child, Frederic Dan Huntington, Edgar A. Poe, Charles Lane, George Eliot, Margaret Vanderhaar Allen, David M. Robinson, Bell Gale Chevigny, Julie Ellison, Christina Zwarg, and Jeffery Steele. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are included.

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface ix
The Text of Woman in the Nineteenth Century
1(138)
Note on the Text
137(2)
Backgrounds
139(74)
Margaret Fuller
143(47)
[Autobiographical Romance]
143(18)
[Mariana]
161(7)
Leila
168(5)
From Letter to Sophia Ripley, August 27, 1839
173(1)
From Boston Conversations: The 1839-1840 Series
174(7)
[From 1842 Journal]
181(8)
From Letter to Ralph Waldo Emerson (October 16, 1842)
189(1)
Ralph Waldo Emerson Margaret
190(2)
Margaret Fuller
192(15)
[From 1844 Journal]
192(12)
Letter to Elizabeth Hoar (October 1844)
204(1)
Letter to the Women Inmates at Sing Sing (early November[?] 1844)
205(1)
From Letter to William H. Channing (November 17, 1844)
206(1)
Caroline Sturgis From Letter to Margaret Fuller (March 4, 1845)
207(1)
Margaret Fuller From Letter to Caroline Sturgis (March 13, 1845)
208(5)
Criticism
213(86)
EARLY REVIEWS
213(22)
Orestes A. Brownson
Miss Fuller and Reformers
213(3)
A. G. M. [Anonymous]
The Condition of Woman
216(4)
Lydia Maria Child
Woman in the Nineteenth Century
220(1)
Frederic Dan Huntington
[Noble and Stirring Eloquence]
221(2)
Edgar A. Poe
The Literati of New York City - No. IV: Sarah Margaret Fuller
223(4)
C[harles]. L[ane]
[A Chaste and Honorable Book]
227(4)
Anonymous
Stray Leaves from a Seamstress's Journal - No. 5
231(1)
George Eliot
Margaret Fuller and Mary Wollstonecraft
232(3)
RECENT ESSAYS
235(64)
Margaret Vanderhaar Allen
[A Classic of Feminist Literature]
235(8)
David M. Robinson
Margaret Fuller and the Transcendental Ethos: Woman in the Nineteenth Century
243(14)
Bell Gale Chevigny
To the Edges of Ideology: Margaret Fuller's Centrifugal Evolution
257(7)
Julie Ellison
"A Crowd of Books to Sigh Over": Fuller's Method
264(8)
Christina Zwarg
Fuller's Scene before the Women: Woman in the Nineteenth Century
272(6)
Jeffrey Steele
Margaret Fuller's Rhetoric of Transformation
278(21)
Margaret Fuller: A Chronology 299(2)
Selected Bibliography 301

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