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The Resource Elizabeth Stuart Phelps : selected tales, essays, and poems, edited by Elizabeth Duquette and Cheryl Tevlin ; introduction by Elizabeth Duquette

Elizabeth Stuart Phelps : selected tales, essays, and poems, edited by Elizabeth Duquette and Cheryl Tevlin ; introduction by Elizabeth Duquette

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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps : selected tales, essays, and poems
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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
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selected tales, essays, and poems
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edited by Elizabeth Duquette and Cheryl Tevlin ; introduction by Elizabeth Duquette
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eng
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"The well-educated daughter of a minister, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911) was introduced to writing at a young age, as both her mother and father were published writers. In 1868 she published her first major novel, The Gates Ajar. An international success, the novel sold more than six hundred thousand copies, making it one of the best-selling American works of the nineteenth century. Through the next four decades Phelps published hundreds of essays, tales, and poems, which appeared in every major American periodical, while also writing novels, including Beyond the Gates (1883) and The Gates Between (1887). Phelps's legacy as an important American writer, however, has been hurt by the seeming contradictions between her life and work. For example, she was an ardent advocate for women's rights both inside and outside marriage, but her stories seem to glorify the sort of extreme self-sacrifice associated with the most conservative domestic ideology. In this collection, the editors seek to restore Phelps's reputation by bringing together a diverse collection from the entire body of her lifetime of work. From arguments for suffrage to harrowing tales of Reconstruction, these essays, along with short fiction and poetry, provide a new perspective on a major American writer from the later nineteenth century. "--
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1844-1911,
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Phelps, Elizabeth Stuart
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no index present
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non fiction
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1963-
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  • Duquette, Elizabeth
  • Tevlin, Cheryl,
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Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers
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  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / General
  • Short stories, American
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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps : selected tales, essays, and poems, edited by Elizabeth Duquette and Cheryl Tevlin ; introduction by Elizabeth Duquette
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volume
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text
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861955720
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23 cm
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xxxix, 257 pages
Isbn
9780803254213
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2014001163
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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(OCoLC)861955720
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Elizabeth Stuart Phelps : selected tales, essays, and poems, edited by Elizabeth Duquette and Cheryl Tevlin ; introduction by Elizabeth Duquette
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
861955720
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxix, 257 pages
Isbn
9780803254213
Lccn
2014001163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)861955720

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