Women, revolution, and the novels of the 1790s / edited by Linda Lang-Peralta. - East Lansing : Michigan State University Press, 1999. - xv, 192 p. ; 23 cm.

"A colleagues book."

Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-189).

Women and public space in the novel of the 1790s / Catherine H. Decker -- Revolutionary domesticity in Charlotte Smith's Desmond / Katherine Binhammer -- The crowd and the public in Godwin's Caleb Williams / Carl Fisher -- Injustice in the works of Godwin and Wollstonecraft / Glynis Ridley -- Radcliffe, Godwin and self-possession in the 1790s / Barbara M. Benedict -- Lewis's The monk and the matter of reading / Clara D. McLean -- The imprisoned female body in Mary Hays's The victim of prejudice / Eleanor Ty -- Masculinity and morality in Elizabeth Inchbald's Nature and art / Shawn Lisa Maurer.

"Literary historians working in the period of the late eighteenth century tend to either focus on authors of the Enlightenment or authors who were Romanticists. This collection of essays focuses on sub-genres of the novel form that evolved during the end of the century. These were novels - frequently written by women - that reflect the intersections between literature and popular culture. Using a representative reading of these works and current academic thinking on gender and class, the contributors to this volume offer a new perspective with which to view the novels of the 1790s."--BOOK JACKET.

0870135198 (alk. paper) 9780870135194 (alk. paper)


English fiction--History and criticism.--18th century
Women and literature--History--Great Britain--18th century.
Literature and society--History--Great Britain--18th century.
Popular literature--History and criticism.--Great Britain
English fiction--Women authors--History and criticism.
Revolutionary literature, English--History and criticism.

France--History--Literature and the revolution.--Revolution, 1789-1799
France--History--Foreign public opinion, British.--Revolution, 1789-1799
France--History--Influence.--Revolution, 1789-1799

PR858.W6 / W66 1999