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Todd, Janet 1942-

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The Cambridge introduction to Jane Austen by Janet Todd( Book )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 1,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Austen is unique among British novelists in maintaining her popular appeal while receiving more scholarly attention now than ever before. This introduction by Janet Todd, leading scholar and editor of Austen's work, explains what students need to know about her novels, life, context and reception. Each novel is discussed in detail, and the essential information is given about her life and literary influences, her novels and letters, and her impact on later literature. For this second edition, the book has been fully revised; a new chapter explores the ways in which Austen's work has prompted imitations, adaptations and creative spin-offs. Key areas of current critical focus are considered throughout, but the book's analysis remains thoroughly grounded in readings of the texts themselves. Janet Todd outlines what makes Austen's prose style so innovative and gives useful starting points for the study of the major works, with suggestions for further reading
Mary Wollstonecraft : a revolutionary life by Janet Todd( Book )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Wollstonecraft was the first major feminist in England, author of the pioneering Vindication of the Rights of Woman in 1792. This biography argues that her life and letters are her most lasting legacy; it expands her own view of herself as one of 'those who are bold enough to advance before the age they live in' and to throw off 'prejudices', by 'the force of their own mind'." "Wollstonecraft insists on our attention to her life, extraordinarily scandalous in conventional terms - a close involvement with a woman, two male lovers, an illegitimate child and a habit of initiating amorous relationships; yet, in her own terms always principled and highly moral, always 'chaste'. She wanted to reconcile integrity and sexual desire, the needs and duties of a woman, motherhood and intellectual life, fame and domesticity. Her dilemmas, still current ones, are caught in the remarkably frank and personal letters which she wrote all her life, as child, daughter, companion, friend, teacher, governess, sister, literary hack, woman of letters, lover and wife."--BOOK JACKET
A Dictionary of British and American women writers, 1660-1800 by Janet Todd( Book )

42 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Italian and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Wollstonecraft by Moira Ferguson( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Mary Wollstonecraft
A vindication of the rights of men ; A vindication of the rights of woman ; An historical and moral view of the French Revolution by Mary Wollstonecraft( )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together the major political writings of Mary Wollstonecraft as they appeared in the revolutionary 1790s." "It traces her passionate and indignant response to the excitement of the early days of the French Revolution and then her uneasiness at its later bloody phase. It reveals her developing understanding of women's involvement in a nation's political and social life and her growing awareness of the relationship between politics and economics, political institutions and the individual." "In personal terms, the works show her struggling with a belief in the perfectibility of human nature through rational education, a doctrine that appeared weaker to her under the onslaught of her own miserable experience and of the revolutionary massacres." --Book Jacket
A Wollstonecraft anthology by Mary Wollstonecraft( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 1990 in English and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Wollstonecraft is widely recognized as a social and political thinker of major significance and as one of the most important and influential of the early feminists. Some of her works, such as "A Vindication of the Rights of Woman," have become central texts of feminist thought. Written in the eighteenth century, her social commentary challenged the other eminent thinkers of the day, including Edmund Burke and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and confronted the major events of the period, such as the French Revolution. Wollstonecraft was a persuasive writer and thinker who never felt compelled to separate her female experience from her writing. -- Back cover
Women's friendship in literature by Janet Todd( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O.a. aandacht voor John Clelands Fanny Hill en Diderots De Non als voorbeelden van erotische relaties tussen vrouwen
The Cambridge companion to Aphra Behn by Derek Hughes( Book )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traditionally known as the first professional woman writer in English, Aphra Behn has now emerged as one of the major figures of the Restoration. During the 1670s and 1680s, she provided more plays for the stage than any other author, and greatly influenced the development of the novel. Behn's work straddles the genres of drama, fiction, poetry, and translation. With its full bibliography, detailed chronology, and a description of the known facts of her life, this Companion will be an essential tool for the study of this increasingly important writer and thinker."--Jacket
The sign of Angellica : women, writing, and fiction, 1660-1800 by Janet Todd( Book )

17 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the entry of women into literature as a profession. Looks at over a century of women's writings, from Behn to mary Wollstonecraft
The secret life of Aphra Behn by Janet Todd( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aphra Behn (1640?-1689) lived and died with the Restoration, with whose licence and liberty she became synonymous. The first woman to earn her living from writing, she composed at least nineteen plays, fiction, poetry and translations, and travelled as a spy to Holland and possibly to Surinam in South America on behalf of Charles II's government. This definitive biography is the first to draw on Behn's complete works and newly discovered documents in Britain and the Netherlands. Behn is a mass of contradictions: a high Tory who disliked traditional power structures; a powerful, autonomous woman who depended on men's approval; a woman who desired men and women and who became involved in intense political activity, yet craved case. This readable, fast-paced book uncovers Behn's assertive, duplicitous, sensual character and illustrates the openly erotic nature of her writings, her explorations of desire, sexual excitement and disappointment, which later made her a byword for lewdness. It reveals historical sources and court cases behind some of her most famous 'fictions'. As well as recounting Behn's story. The Secret Life of Aphra Behn illuminates the political and social background of the period, the court intrigue, the theatre and its protagonists, London life before and after the Restoration, the Popish Plot, and the Monmouth Rebellion. Behn's relationships with Dryden and Rochester, the Stuart kings, Nell Gwyn, the Duchess of Mazarine and many others make her story a fascinating combination of literature, politics, sex and intrigue
Jane Austen in context( Book )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information on Bath, Frances Burney, George Gordon Byron, Church of England, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Maria Edgeworth, Emma, Gothic novel, Lady Susan, London, Mansfield Park, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Pride and Prejudice, Ann Radcliffe, Samuel Richardson, Sir Walter Scott, Sense and Sensibility, Sir Charles Grandison, slavery, Adam Smith, Steventon, The Watsons, Mary Wollstonecraft, etc
Feminist literary history by Janet Todd( Book )

32 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this timely book Janet Todd offers an analysis and defence of the feminist literary history practised by Elaine Showalter and other contemporary American literary critics. She argues that this approach rightly links the political concerns of feminist criticism to the uncovering of female voices embedded in history. Todd reconstructs the development of feminist literary history from the 1960s through to the present day, highlighting the central themes as well as the strengths and weaknesses. She then examines the debate between American feminist critics, on the one hand, and feminist
Women and film( Book )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English congregational hymns in the eighteenth century by Madeleine Forell Marshall( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historians of the English congregational hymn, focusing on its literary or theological aspects, have usually found the genre out of step with the rationalist era that produced it. This book takes a more balanced approach to the work of four writers and concludes that only eighteenth-century Britain, with its understanding of public verse, common truth, and the utility of poetry, could have invented the English hymn as we know it. The early hymns sought to inspire, teach, stir, and entertain congregations. The essential purpose shifted slightly in line with each poet's setting and in accord with
Jane Austen : new perspectives( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death and the maidens : Fanny Wollstonecraft and the Shelley circle by Janet Todd( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of Fanny Wollstonecraft, the first daughter of notorious feminist Mary Wollstonecraft, by an American lover, discussing her place in the household of her stepfather William Godwin, and looking at her relationship with her famous sister Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, her dashed hopes for romance with Mary's eventual husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, and her suicide at the age of twenty-two
Men by women( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sensibility : an introduction by Janet Todd( Book )

11 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and literary voice( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aphra Behn studies by Janet Todd( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aphra Behn was England's first professional woman writer, but her status as a major author has only recently become clear. Between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, Behn was denigrated for her 'unwomanly' subject matter and intellectual immodesty. In the twentieth century she has been increasingly viewed as an important dramatist and poet of the Restoration and a founder of the English novel. This book sets Behn firmly in an historical context of political factions, theatre developments and colonial encounters, and includes chapters on each of the genres in which she wrote: drama, fiction, poetry and translation, and on other aspects of her life, from her publishing struggles to her involvement in American slavery. It is an important resource for those studying seventeenth-century English literature and drama, and to those interested in the development of women's writing. --Publisher description
 
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Mary Wollstonecraft : a revolutionary life
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Mary Wollstonecraft : a revolutionary lifeA vindication of the rights of men ; A vindication of the rights of woman ; An historical and moral view of the French RevolutionA Wollstonecraft anthologyThe Cambridge companion to Aphra BehnThe sign of Angellica : women, writing, and fiction, 1660-1800The secret life of Aphra BehnJane Austen in contextEnglish congregational hymns in the eighteenth century
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Janet Todd britische Sachbuchautorin

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