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Davis, Rebecca Harding 1831-1910

Overview
Works: 157 works in 562 publications in 2 languages and 36,361 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Feminist fiction  History  War fiction  Short stories  Biography  Sources  Autobiographies  Domestic fiction, American  Political fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: PS1517, 813.4
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Most widely held works by Rebecca Harding Davis
Frances Waldeaux, a novel by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

32 editions published between 1896 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margret Howth : a story of to-day by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

60 editions published between 1862 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Let me tell you a story of To-Day very homely and narrow in its scope and aim
Life in the iron mills by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

39 editions published between 1861 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This definitive edition reprints the text of Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron-Mills together with a broad selection of historical and cultural documents that open up the novella to the consideration of a range social and cultural issues vital to Davis's nineteenth century. Special attention is given to nineteenth-century American discussions of work and social class, moral and social reform, the development of American art and industry, and the position of the woman writer
Rebecca Harding Davis's stories of the Civil War era : selected writings from the borderlands by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories gathered here show Rebecca Harding Davis to be an acute observer of the conflicts and ambiguities of a divided nation and position her as a major transitional writer between romanticism and realism. Capturing the fluctuating cultural environment of the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, the stories explore such issues as racial prejudice and slavery, the loneliness and powerlessness of women, and the effects of postwar market capitalism on the working classes. Davis{u2019}s characters include soldiers and civilians, men and women, young and old, blacks and whites. Instead of focusing on major conflicts and leaders, Davis takes readers into the intimate battles fought on family farms and backwoods roads, delving into the minds of those who experienced the destruction on both sides of the conflict
One week an editor by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Murray's Thanksgiving story by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blind Tom by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walhalla by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

8 editions published between 1880 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged woman by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ignoble martyr by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An old-time love story by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in the iron mills, or, The korl woman by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic text republished as an eBook
Silhouettes of American life by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )

27 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Rebecca Harding Davis reader : "Life in the iron-mills," selected fiction, & essays by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In both fiction and nonfiction, Davis attacked contemporary questions such as slavery, prostitution, divorce, the Spanish-American War, the colonization of Africa, the plight of the rural South, northern racism, environmental pollution, and degraded work conditions generated by the rise of heavy industry. Written from the standpoint of a critical observer in the midst of things, Davis's work vividly recreates the social and ideological ferment of post-Civil War United States
Life in the iron mills, and other stories by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )

16 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waiting for the verdict by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )

20 editions published between 1867 and 2010 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A law unto herself by Rebecca Harding Davis( )

20 editions published between 1878 and 2015 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A scathing critique of the legal status of women and their property rights in nineteenth-century America, Rebecca Harding Davis's 1878 novel A Law Unto Herself chronicles the experiences of Jane Swendon, a seemingly naive and conventional nineteenth-century protagonist struggling to care for her elderly father with limited financial resources. In order to continue care, Jane seeks to secure her rightful inheritance despite the efforts of her cousin and later her husband, a greedy man who has tricked her father into securing her hand in marriage. Appealing to middle-class literary tastes of the age, A Law Unto Herself elucidated for a broad general audience the need for legal reforms regarding divorce, mental illness, inheritance, and reforms to the Married Women's Property Laws. Through three fascinating female characters, the novel also invites readers to consider evolving gender roles during a time of cultural change."
To live and die : collected stories of the Civil War, 1861-1876( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diffley has compiled a fascinating collection of periodical fiction published during the Civil War and Reconstruction. All of the stories are set during the war except Samuel Clemens' piece, which appeared in Atlantic Monthly and focused on the war's aftermath. Each story is briefly introduced and framed within the war. The majority of selections come from 19th-century literary periodicals published in the North, South, and West. They are uniformly strong and demonstrate how intertwined the home and war fronts were
John Andross [a novel] by Rebecca Harding Davis( Book )

28 editions published between 1874 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Life in the iron mills, and other stories
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Margret Howth : a story of to-dayLife in the iron millsRebecca Harding Davis's stories of the Civil War era : selected writings from the borderlandsA Rebecca Harding Davis reader : "Life in the iron-mills," selected fiction, & essaysLife in the iron mills, and other storiesWaiting for the verdictA law unto herselfTo live and die : collected stories of the Civil War, 1861-1876
Alternative Names
Blaine Harding Davis, Rebecca 1831-1910

Davis R.

Davis R.H.

Davis, R. H. 1831-1910

Davis, R. H. (Rebecca Harding)

Davis, R. H. (Rebecca Harding), 1831-1910

Davis, R. Harding 1831-1910

Davis, Rebecca 1831-1910

Davis Rebecca Blaine Harding

Davis, Rebecca Blaine Harding 1831-1910

Davis, Rebecca H. 1831-1910

Harding Davis, Rebecca 1831-1910

Harding Davis, Rebecca Blaine 1831-1910

Harding, Rebecca Blaine 1831-1910

Rebecca Harding Davis Amerikaans journaliste (1831-1910)

Rebecca Harding Davis journaliste américaine

Rebecca Harding Davis periodista estadounidense

Rebecca Harding Davis periodista estatunidenca

Дэвис, Ребекка Хардинг

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Languages
English (362)

French (1)