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White, Barbara A. 1942-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 78 publications in 2 languages and 6,964 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Fiction  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Barbara A White
The Beecher sisters by Barbara A White ( Book )
9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is a joint biography of the sisters, whose lives spanned the full course of the nineteenth century, from the birth of Catharine in 1800 to the death of Isabella in 1907. The book chronicles their careers, their responses to and roles in shaping the major issues of their age, and their relationships with one another - including the jealousies that arose in the wake of the phenomenal success of Uncle Tom's Cabin. The life of Isabella Beecher - who has never been the subject of a biography - is examined in particular detail here. Drawing on little used sources, White explores Isabella's political development and her interactions with her sisters and with prominent people of the time - from Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Mark Twain."
Wharton's New England seven stories and Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton ( )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although Edith Wharton is usually identified with the "old New York" of such masterworks as The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth, she spent ten years living and writing in New England, a setting that appears in two novels, a novella, and fully a quarter of her short stories. In these works Wharton turns from portraying the monied and the mannered to probing inscrutable psyches and souls. The New England of these tales - which range from light comedy to horror - becomes a metaphor for fierce poverty, cultural barrenness, and an oppressive Puritan heritage that both fascinated and repelled Wharton. Thus the frigid, engulfing winter of Starkfield buries Ethan Frome in a living death. That sense of moral and emotional confinement also appears in "The Angel at the Grave," as a young woman senses she has been "walled alive into a tomb hung with the effigies of dead ideas." In "The Lamp of Psyche," a visit to Boston relatives sheds new light on a woman's marriage; "Xingu" gently satirizes the snobbery of small-town "huntresses of erudition"; "Bewitched" and "All Souls" explore the theme of witchcraft. Barbara A. White's insightful introduction suggests that in these stories Wharton "seems to have projected onto New England aspects of herself that she most feared: repression, coldness, inarticulateness, mental starvation, and even lack of high culture."
Edith Wharton : a study of the short fiction by Barbara A White ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edith Wharton, one of America's foremost women of letters, chronicled the glittering world of New York society in the early twentieth century. Her stories, collected in such volumes as The Greater Inclination (1899), The Descent of Man and Other Stories (1904), and Tales of Men and Ghosts (1910), scrutinize the moral decay beneath the glamorous facade of wealth and good manners. Although Wharton's sensibilities are closely aligned with Victorian literary tastes, she anticipated the spirit of the 1920s in her use of fallible narrators. Her writing set the stage for the coming generation of modernist writers. Barbara A. White examines Wharton's short fiction from a contemporary feminist perspective, arguing that her work can best be understood in terms of her biography. Suggesting that Wharton was probably the victim of incest, White demonstrates how this terrible experience deeply affected her life and art. White also analyzes Wharton's criticism of social convention, particularly her treatment of the institution of marriage. Closing with selections from Wharton's own writings and from other prominent critics, this provocative study illuminates the psychological complexity and astute social observation inherent in Wharton's work. Edith Wharton: A Study of the Short Fiction is certain to be a seminal work in Wharton studies
Hidden hands : an anthology of American women writers, 1790-1870 by Lucy M Freibert ( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growing up female : adolescent girlhood in American fiction by Barbara A White ( Book )
5 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American women writers : an annotated bibliography of criticism by Barbara A White ( Book )
9 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American women's fiction, 1790-1870 : a reference guide by Barbara A White ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An annotated bibliography on women who wrote fiction in the US during the period 1790-1870. The first part is an annotated list of sources that discuss women's fiction in the period and women authors born before 1840 who published before 1870. The second part is an alphabetical list of the approximately 325 19th century writers who meet those criteria. There are indexes by pseudonym, editor, and subject. The sources provide information not only about the individual authors but also about the history of criticism and literary politics, especially women's place in the American literary canon
Harriet Wilson's New England : race, writing, and region ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visits with Lincoln : abolitionists meet the president at the White House by Barbara A White ( Book )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visits with Lincoln provides a balanced and readable discussion of ten abolitionists, male and female, black and white, who visited President Lincoln in the White House during the Civil War in an attempt to advance their goal of ending slavery immediately. The book paints a portrait of Lincoln through the eyes of his visitors and traces changes in his ideas and attitudes over the course of the war. The visitors include Jessie Benton Fremont, wife of Major General John Charles Fremont, the famous explorer and commander of the Union army's Department of the West; Harriet Beecher Stowe, Isabella
Growing up female adolescent girlhood in American literature by Barbara A White ( Book )
6 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edith Wharton's New England : seven stories and Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The pre-vocational unit in a rehabilitation center : an effective tool for evaluating work potential of the handicapped by Henry Redkey ( Book )
1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galway Kinnell : a bibliographical checklist by William B Ewert ( )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
University of New Hampshire President's Commission on the Status of Women hiring handbook by University of New Hampshire ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archetypal patterns in women's fiction by Annis Pratt ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Undercurrent strategies : the encyclopedic narratives of Sterne, Melville, Poe and Rainer by Barbara A White ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America's social classes in the writings of Edith Wharton : an analysis of her short stories by Joseph Griffin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Celia Thaxter, 1835-1894 by Barbara A White ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Le Triomphe de Racine sur les régles dramatiques du dix-septième siècle by Barbara A White ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Our nig" and the she devil : new information about Harriet Wilson and the "Bellmont" family by Barbara A White ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
White, Barbara
White, Barbara 1942-
White, Barbara A.
White, Barbara A. (Barbara Anne), 1942-
White, Barbara Anne
White, Barbara Anne, 1942-
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English (71)
French (1)
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