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Reichardt, Mary R.

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Works: 22 works in 80 publications in 1 language and 7,962 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Juvenile works  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS2954, 813.3
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Most widely held works by Mary R Reichardt
A web of relationship women in the short stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman by Mary R Reichardt ( )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 1,638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Although a prolific and popular writer in her day, Mary Wilkins Freeman has only recently been rediscovered and reevaluated as a realistic recorder of the status and sensibility of the New England woman in the early years of this century. Women form the backbone of her stories. Within a framework tightly controlled by patriarchal and religious tradition, Freeman's women strive for an understanding of the roles assigned to them. Through their relationships and responses, they test the limits of their freedom and learn the moral and personal consequences of rejecting or acquiescing to the roles the larger community has imposed on them. The rebellious woman became a key theme in Freeman's stories and a major image in her gallery of fictional portraits of women. A Web of Relationship reveals how she sharply delineates the lives and personalities of women who accept or reject the ideal Victorian code of "true womanhood" as mother and wife. This study of Freeman's stories throws light upon the other women her rich fictional narratives portray--women who are rejected by men and who feel their lives are thus worthless and their futures bleak; women frustrated yet submissive to the confines of marriage; women whose sole means of solidarity with other women is through self-aggrandizing gossip; women who must deal each day with the twin hardships of advancing age and poverty. Freeman's unifying theme is the web of relationships connecting every type of New England woman struggling toward selfhood despite straitened circumstances and repression by family and community. Freeman's collective portraits of New England women not only give insight into her art but also reveal her penetrating vision of women frustrated by the confusing and confining roles forced upon them in this time and place
The uncollected stories of Mary Wilkins Freeman by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman ( )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Few who appreciate the heritage of the short story would question Mary Wilkins Freeman's important position in turn-of-the-century American fiction or her major contributions to the development of the short story form. Freeman (1852-1930), one of the first women elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters (1927), was a regional writer who excelled in the careful delineation of local characters and customs and in exact transcription of indigenous dialect. She
Catholic women writers a bio-bibliographical sourcebook ( )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume provides information on more than 60 Catholic women writers from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Each entry includes: a biography of the author; a discussion of her works, especially her Catholic and women's themes; an overview of her reception; and a bibliography of sources
Between human and divine the Catholic vision in contemporary literature ( )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Wilkins Freeman : a study of the short fiction by Mary R Reichardt ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Mary Wilkins Freeman: A Study of the Short Fiction, Mary R. Reichardt presents a finely crafted overview of the writer's extensive, sometimes daunting body of short stories and helps readers attain a broad understanding of Freeman's multi-faceted achievement. Following a close reading of the theme, technique, and style of two stories, Reichardt surveys Freeman's short fiction during three phases of her career. For each of these phases Reichardt provides both individual analysis of selected stories and commentary about other tales representative of the period. Particularly useful is Reichardt's eclectic approach, combining a New Critical perspective with elements of reader-response, psychological, feminist and revisionist criticism; her careful attention to not just the well-known early stories but the innovative middle and later ones too; and her focus on Freeman as contributing profoundly to the development of the American short story. A clear and graceful guide to the stories of a writer who merits enduring attention, Mary Wilkins Freeman: A Study of the Short Fiction is suitable for a range of courses in English and women's studies
A Mary Wilkins Freeman reader by Mary Eleanor Wilkins Freeman ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930), born in Randolph, Massachusetts, began to publish stories about New England in the early 1880s. In the following decades, Freeman drew widespread praise for her intimate portraits of women and her realistic depictions of rural New England life. She published short stories, essays, novels, plays, and children's books. Her stories, written in a clear and direct prose, are remarkable for their unpretentious, sympathetic portrayals of the lives of ordinary New Englanders of Freeman's era. Many of the stories depict rebellion against oppressive social and private conditions. Others describe conflicting desires for independence and lasting relationships. This volume of twenty-eight stories is the first to provide a representative sample of Freeman's finest work, from all phases of her career
Encyclopedia of Catholic literature ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Catholic literary tradition is the longest and most diverse written literary tradition in history ... This double-volume set consists of essays on seventy-seven major works that form part of this tradition"--Pref
Exploring Catholic literature : a companion and resource guide by Mary R Reichardt ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Designed for students of all ages, Exploring Catholic Literature: A Companion and Resource Guide provides an engaging and succinct introduction to twelve recognized masterpieces of Catholic literature, from Augustine's 4th century conversion narrative, The Confessions, to the recent poetry of Denise Levertov collected in The Stream and the Sapphire. Each chapter contains a brief biography of the author, an extended critical essay highlighting the work's Catholic and literary aspects, suggestions for further reading and study, and questions for discussion
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn : with an introduction and contemporary criticism by Mark Twain ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The red badge of courage : with an introduction and classic and contemporary criticism by Stephen Crane ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uncle Tom's cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eliza Harris, a slave whose child is to be sold, escapes her beloved home on the Shelby plantation in Kentucky and heads North, eludes the hired slave catchers and is aided by the underground railroad. Another slave, Uncle Tom, is sent "down the river" for sale and ultimately endures a martyr's death under the whips of Simon Legree's overseers
The scarlet letter : with an introduction and contemporary criticism by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moby-Dick : an authoritative text by Herman Melville ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic of the sea, telling of the pursuit of Moby Dick, the white whale who defied capture
Encyclopedia of catholic literature ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedia of catholic literature ( Book )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethics, literature, and theory : an introductory reader by Stephen K George ( )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Do the rich descriptions and narrative shapings of literature provide a valuable resource for readers, writers, philosophers, and everyday people to imagine and confront the ultimate questions of life? Do the human activities of storytelling and complex moral decision-making have a deep connection? What are the moral responsibilities of the artist, critic, and reader? What can religious perspectives-from Catholic to Protestant to Mormon-contribute to literary criticism? Thirty well known contributors reflect on these questions, including iterary theorists Marshall Gregory, James Phelan, and Wa
Study guide for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mary R Reichardt ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Web of relationship : women in the short fiction of Mary Wilkins Freeman by Mary R Reichardt ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Study guide for The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Study guide for Moby-Dick by Herman Melville ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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