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Stoddard, Elizabeth 1823-1902

Overview
Works: 91 works in 280 publications in 2 languages and 6,929 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Records and correspondence  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bio-bibliography  Guidebooks  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PS2934.S3, 813.4
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Most widely held works about Elizabeth Stoddard
 
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Lemorne versus Huell by Elizabeth Stoddard( )
in English and Undetermined and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two men by Elizabeth Stoddard( )
32 editions published between 1865 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1865, this novel tracks the fortunes of Jason and his unlikely bride, the aristocratic Sarah Parke, along with the children and wards, the lost loves and secret passions that define and forever alter an entire family and everyone who touches it. Uniquely located within the romantic, realist, and regional traditions, this oddly unsentimental tale illuminates the racial, sexual, and political conventions and conflicts of its time even as it offers an unusual and compelling perspective on the historical moment it reflects
The Morgesons and other writings, published and unpublished by Elizabeth Stoddard( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stoddard was, next to Melville and Hawthorne, the most strikingly original voice in the mid-nineteenth-century American novel, a voice ... that ought to gain a more sympathetic and perceptive hearing in our time than in her own."--The Introduction<br /><br />The centerpiece of this volume is The Morgesons (1862), one of the few outstanding feminist bildungsromanae of that century. Additional selections include arresting short stories and provocative journalistic essays/reviews, plus a number of letters and manuscript journals that have never before been published. The texts are fully edited and documented
The Morgesons by Elizabeth Stoddard( Book )
43 editions published between 1862 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Stoddard combines the narrative style of the popular nineteenth-century male-centered bildungsroman with the conventions of women's romantic fiction in this revolutionary exploration of the conflict between a woman's instinct, passion, and will, and the social taboos, family allegiances, and traditional New England restraint that inhibit her. Set in a small seaport town (1862), The Morgesons is the dramatic story of Cassandra Morgeson's fight against social and religious norms in a quest for sexual, spiritual, and economic autonomy. An indomitable heroine, Cassandra not only achieves an equal and complete love with her husband and ownership of her family's property, but also masters the skills and accomplishments expected of women. Counterpointed with the stultified lives of her aunt, mother, and sister, Cassandra's success is a striking and radical affirmation of women's power to shape their own destinies. Embodying the convergence of the melodrama and sexual undercurrents of gothic romance and Victorian social realism, The Morgesons marks an important transition in the development of the novel and evoked comparisons during Stoddard's lifetime with such masters as Balzac, Tolstoy, Eliot, the Brontes, and Hawthorne
Elizabeth Stoddard : stories by Elizabeth Stoddard( Book )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Temple house: a novel by Elizabeth Stoddard( Book )
32 editions published between 1867 and 2004 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by Elizabeth Stoddard( Book )
14 editions published between 1895 and 2007 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Short stories by Burton Harrison( Book )
4 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Readings and recitations from modern authors, being pearls gathered from the fields of poetry and romance by Richard Henry Stoddard( Book )
9 editions published between 1884 and 1890 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A few verses by Lorimer Stoddard( )
2 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems by Elizabeth Stoddard by Elizabeth Stoddard( )
1 edition published in 1895 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Dlps) AAN9568.0001.001
Lolly Dinks's doings by Elizabeth Stoddard( Book )
3 editions published in 1874 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Remember. A keepsake by Richard Henry Stoddard( Book )
2 editions published in 1869 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stories by Elizabeth Stoddard( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth Stoddard : an anthology in memoriam (1823-1902) ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The AmeriRuss traveler's handbook for Russia ( )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two Men; A Novel, by Elizabeth Stoddard by Elizabeth Stoddard( Book )
2 editions published between 1901 and 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Morgesons and other writings : publ. and unpubl. by Elizabeth Stoddard( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American writers : a collection of literary biographies, supplement XV ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The selected letters of Elizabeth Stoddard by Elizabeth Stoddard( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"In response to the resurgence of interest in American novelist, poet, short-story writer, and newspaper correspondent Elizabeth Stoddard (1823-1902), whose best-known work is The Morgesons (1862), Jennifer Putzi and Elizabeth Stockton spent years locating, reading, and sorting through more than 700 letters scattered across eighteen different archives, finally choosing eighty-four letters to annotate and include in this collection. By presenting complete, annotated transcripts, The Selected Letters provides a fascinating introduction to this compelling writer, while at the same time complicating earlier representations of her as either a literary handmaiden to her at-the-time more famous husband, the poet Richard Henry Stoddard, or worse, as the "Pythoness" whose difficult personality made her a fickle and unreasonable friend. The Stoddards belonged to New York's vibrant, close-knit literary and artistic circles. Among their correspondents were both family members and friends including writers and editors such as Julia Caroline Ripley Dorr, Rufus Griswold, James Russell Lowell, Caroline Healey Dall, Julian Hawthorne, William Dean Howells, Helen Hunt Jackson, Edmund Clarence Stedman, and Margaret Sweat. An innovative and unique writer, Stoddard eschewed the popular sentimentality of her time even while exploring the emotional territory of relations between the sexes. Her writing - in both her published fiction and her personal letters - is surprisingly modern and psychologically dense. The letters are highly readable, lively, and revealing, even to readers who know little of her literary output or her life. As scholars of epistolarity have recently argued, letters provide more than just a biographical narrative; they also should be understood as aesthetic performances themselves. The correspondence provides a sense of Stoddard as someone who understood letter writing as a distinct and important literary genre, making this collection particularly well suited for new conceptualizations of the epistolary genre."--Project Muse
 
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Alternative Names
Barstow, Elizabeth Drew
Barstow, Elizabeth Drew 1823-1902
Barstow Stoddard, Elizabeth 1823-1902
Drew Barstow, Elizabeth 1823-1902
Stoddard, Elizabeth Barstow 1823-1902
Stoddard, Elizabeth D.
Stoddard Elizabeth Drew 1823-1902
Stoddard, Elizabeth Drew (Barstow), 1823-1902
Languages
English (218)
German (6)
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