Sharing secrets : nineteenth-century women's relations in the short story / Christine Palumbo-DeSimone.Material type: TextPublisher: Madison [N.J.] : Cranbury, NJ Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; [distributed by] Associated University Presses, c2000Description: 176 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0838638406 (alk. paper); 9780838638408 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Short stories, American -- History and criticism | American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism | Women and literature -- English-speaking countries -- History -- 19th century | American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism | English fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism | English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Short stories, English -- History and criticism | Female friendship in literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Sharing secrets.DDC classification: 813/.0109352042 LOC classification: PS374.W6 | P35 2000Also issued online.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-173) and index.
Also issued online.
1. "Bold, frank, and truthful": "Great books," encoded meanings and nineteenth-century women's short stories -- 2. "Family secrets": the mother-daughter relationship in women's short stories -- 3. "In the privacy of our own society": writing female friendship as story -- 4. Picking up "other women's destinies": nineteenth-century women's community stories.
"In this book, Palumbo-DeSimone considers the place of American women's short fiction in nineteenth-century literary and popular culture. Resisting the narrow focus on content prevalent in feminist criticism, the book instead explores the long-overlooked role of short-story structure in women's popular fiction." "The study reveals how the female world ultimately defined what constituted a "story" for nineteenth-century women, and presents a way for today's reader to approach these sometimes puzzling works of short fiction."--BOOK JACKET.