Most widely held works by Elizabeth Ammons
The Oxford companion to women's writing in the United States ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 2,259 libraries worldwide
Here is a gold mine of information about women's writing, women's history, and women's concerns - 771 entries, ranging from short biographies to extensive essays. The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States provides a comprehensive, authoritative, and highly informative survey of women writers and their work as it also illuminates the issues that fired their imaginations. The volume boasts contributions by many of today's well-known cultural and literary critics, including Susan Faludi writing on backlash, Deborah Tannen on communication between the sexes, Jane Gallop on Lacanian psychoanalysis, Sidonie Smith on autobiography, Trudier Harris on passing, Nancy Armstrong on daughters, and Rachel Blau DuPlessis on poetry. There are over four hundred biographical profiles of not only important poets, novelists, and playwrights (including such contemporary figures as Wendy Wasserstein, Louise Erdrich, Anne Tyler, Amy Tan, Alice Walker, Annie Dillard, Joyce Carol Oates, Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, and Tama Janowitz), but also of women writers who have made important contributions in other fields - Margaret Mead, Betty Friedan, Rachel Carson, and Susan B. Anthony. Perhaps most important, there is extensive coverage of the many personal, cultural, and historical issues that have been explored by, and have influenced the lives and productivity of, women writers: race and racism, violence and sexual harassment, health, AIDS, the Civil War, the women's movement, and much more. There is also coverage of the publishing world (women's bookstores and presses), the art and practice of writing, and contemporary literary criticism (including deconstruction, black feminism, and lesbianliterary theory).
Conflicting stories : American women writers at the turn into the twentieth century by Elizabeth Ammons ( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 1,248 libraries worldwide
"This book looks at fiction by Frances Ellen Harper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Orne Jewett, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Kate Chopin, Pauline Hopkins, Gertrude Stein, Mary Austin, Sui Sin Far, Willa Cather, Humishuma, Jessie Fauset, Edith Wharton, Ellen Glasgow, Anzia Yezierska, Edith Summers Kelley, and Nella Larsen, focusing on the differences in their work and the similarities that unite them. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
Tricksterism in turn-of-the-century American literature a multicultural perspective ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
Uncle Tom's cabin : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Harriet Beecher Stowe ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 864 libraries worldwide
Presents an annotated edition of the nineteenth-century novel about Uncle Tom, an African-American man who never lost his dignity under the inhumane circumstances of slavery; and includes backgrounds and contexts, and a selection of critical essays.
Edith Wharton's argument with America by Elizabeth Ammons ( Book )
4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Harriet Beecher Stowe ( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Brave new words : how literature will save the planet by Elizabeth Ammons ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
Brave New Words challenges present and future literary scholars and teachers to look beyond mere literary critique toward the concrete issue of social change and how to achieve it. Calling for a profound realignment of thought and spirit in the service of positive social change, Ammons argues for the continued importance of multiculturalism in the twenty-first century despite attacks on the concept from both right and left. Concentrating on activist U.S. writers- from ecocritics to feminists to those dedicated to exposing race and class biases, from Jim Wallis and Cornel West to Winona LaDuke and Paula Moya and many others- she calls for all humanists to link their work to the progressive literature of the last half century, to insist on activism in the service of positive change as part of their mission, and to teach the power of hope and action to their students.
Short fiction by Black women, 1900-1920 ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
How Celia changed her mind" and selected stories by Rose Terry Cooke ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 531 libraries worldwide
The house of mirth by Edith Wharton ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Lily Bart, an orphaned child of a New York merchant, calmly prepares a campaign to marry for the power and luxury money brings.
Approaches to teaching Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
Ethan Frome works his unproductive farm and struggles to maintain a bearable existence with his difficult, suspicious, and hypochondriac wife, Zeenie. But when Zeenies vivacious cousin enters their household as a hired girl, Ethan finds himself obsessed with her and with the possibilities for happiness she comes to represent.
Summer by Edith Wharton ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
A young girl's rite of passage into adulthood is evoked in Wharton's classic novel.
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin : a casebook ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
American local color writing, 1880-1920 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
The age of innocence by Edith Wharton ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
The house of mirth : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism by Edith Wharton ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Certificate of Elizabeth Ammons ( )
2 editions published in 1919 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Certificate designating Elizabeth Ammons, wife of Colorado Senator Elias Ammons, as the official "Chocolate Inspector" for the State of Colorado for a term of 99 years.
Edith Wharton's heroines : studies in aspiration and compliance by Elizabeth Ammons ( Book )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Race, gender and sentimentality in nineteenth-century America: realism by Shirley Samuels ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Accident victims African Americans African American women America American fiction American fiction--African American authors American fiction--Women authors American literature American literature--Minority authors American literature--Women authors Art Bio-bibliography Criticism, interpretation, etc. Dictionaries Didactic fiction Didactic fiction, American Ethnic groups Farm life Fiction Folklore Fugitive slaves History Humanism Individualism Literature Literature and morals Literature and society Married people New York (State)--New York Plantation life Political fiction Short stories, American Single women Slavery Slaves Social change--Philosophy Social justice Social problems Southern States Stowe, Harriet Beecher,--1811-1896 Study skills Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Tricksters Uncle Tom's cabin (Stowe, Harriet Beecher) Uncle Tom (Fictitious character) United States Wharton, Edith,--1862-1937 Women and literature Women authors, American--Biography Women--Social life and customs