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Foster, Shirley

Overview
Works: 30 works in 125 publications in 2 languages and 5,061 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Domestic fiction  Political fiction  Biography  Genealogy 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR4710, 823.8
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Most widely held works by Shirley Foster
Victorian women's fiction : marriage, freedom, and the individual by Shirley Foster( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical interest in women's fiction has grown enormously in recent years, in particular focusing on the ways in which female novelists have, in their creative work, challenged or scrutinized contemporary assumptions about their own sex. Victorian Women's Fiction: Marriage, Freedom and the Individual develops this area of exploration, showing how mid-nineteenth-century women writers confront the conflict between the pressures of matrimonial ideologies and the often more attractive alternative of single or professional life. In arguing that the tensions and dualities of their work represent the honest confrontation of their own ambivalence rather than attempted conformity to convention, it calls for a fresh look at patterns of imaginative representation in Victorian women's literature. - Jacket flap
What Katy read : feminist re-readings of "classic" stories for girls by Shirley Foster( Book )

17 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Gaskell : a literary life by Shirley Foster( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This literary biographical study treats the life and works of the mid-Victorian novelist, Elizabeth Gaskell, whose popularity is now well established, among academics and general readers alike. Considering her as both a representative figure and a notable individual, it discusses her writing in the context of those forces which influenced and shaped it. It examines her attitudes towards creativity and artistic production, her relations with publishers, and her literary friendships; it also focuses on those elements of her domestic and social life, especially her passion for travel, which feed into her work. It pays particular attention to the conflicting demands made upon her, as woman and as artist, of which she, like many other women writers of the period, was not only constantly aware, but which she sought - not always successfully - to harmonize. The overall portrait of her is of an amazingly energetic and many-talented figure."--Jacket
Mary Barton : a tale of Manchester life by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Barton was praised by contemporary critics for its vivid realism, its convincing characters and its deep sympathy with the poor, and it still has the power to engage and move readers today. This edition reproduces the last edition of the novel supervised by Elizabeth Gaskell and includes her husband's two lectures on the Lancashire dialect. - ;'It's the masters as has wrought this woe; it's the masters as should pay for it.'. Set in Manchester in the 1840s - a period of industrial unrest and extreme deprivation - Mary Barton depicts the effects of economic and physical hardship upon the c
An anthology of women's travel writings( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From eccentric, to cautious, to conventional, An anthology of Women's Travel Writing aims to challenge stereotypes of women travelers by presenting a range of possible forms of writing and new archetypes of female travelers. These diverse writings also attempt to confront the textual problems which result from both writing and traveling as a woman, such as the depiction of other women, the representation of spatial relations, and the relationship to the adventure hero narrative
Across new worlds : nineteenth-century women travellers and their writings by Shirley Foster( Book )

12 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia's lovers by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1790s the Yorkshire seaside town of Monkshaven is disturbed by the arrival of the press-gang who come to seize and ship their captives abroad to fight in the Napoleonic wars. In this atmosphere of unease Sylvia's Lovers portrays the rivalries of two men, the sober tradesman Philip Hepburn, who has been devoted to his cousin Sylvia since her childhood, and the whaleship harpooner Charley Kinraid, who is gallant and charming with a reputation as a 'light-of-love' with women. Sylvia's tragedy, vividly and movingly dramatized, is to love one of these men, but to marry the other." "Shirley Foster provides an Introduction to this Penguin Classics edition, together with notes and appendices on the novel's historical sources and text."--BOOK JACKET
American women travellers to Europe in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by Shirley Foster( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of women's travel writing( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage, freedom and the individual by Shirley Foster( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Corrick musicians : a family history by Shirley Foster( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Katy read : feminist re-readings of classic stories for girls, 1850-1920 by Shirley Foster( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing moments over tea : the journeys of four women by Wanda Wakkinen( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hon o yomu shōjotachi : Jō an mearī no sekai( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of Tilley : a family history by Shirley Foster( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marriage and freedom in Victorian women's fiction by Shirley Foster( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Barton. Oxford World's Classics( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the masters as has wrought this woe; it's the masters as should pay for it.' Set in Manchester in the 1840s - a period of industrial unrest and extreme deprivation - "Mary Barton" depicts the effects of economic and physical hardship upon the city's working-class community. Paralleling the novel's treatment of the relationship between masters and men, the suffering of the poor, and the workmen's angry response, is the story of Mary herself: a factory-worker's daughter who attracts the attentions of the mill-owner's son, she becomes caught up in the violence of class conflict when a brutal murder forces her to confront her true feelings and allegiances. "Mary Barton" was praised by contemporary critics for its vivid realism, its convincing characters and its deep sympathy with the poor, and it still has the power to engage and move readers today. This edition reproduces the last edition of the novel supervised by Elizabeth Gaskell and includes her husband's two lectures on the Lancashire dialect
Penguin Classics Introduction to Sylvia's Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell (Penguin Classics) by Shirley Foster( )

1 edition published in 2004 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sylvia's Lovers: Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Shirley Foster (Penguin Classics) by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell( )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguin Classics Introduction to Sylvia's Lovers by Elizabeth Gaskell by Shirley Foster( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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What Katy read : feminist re-readings of "classic" stories for girls
Alternative Names
フォスター, シャーリー

Languages
English (112)

Japanese (2)

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Elizabeth Gaskell : a literary lifeMary Barton : a tale of Manchester lifeAn anthology of women's travel writingsSylvia's loversAn anthology of women's travel writing