Table of contents for A literature of their own : British women novelists from Bronte to Lessing / Elaine Showalter.


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Acknowledgments to the Expanded Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Twenty Years On: A Literature of Their Own Revisited
IThe Female Tradition3
IIThe Feminine Novelists and the Will to Write37
IIIThe Double Critical Standard and the Feminine Novel73
IVFeminine Heroines: Charlotte Bronte and George Eliot100
VFeminine Heroes: The Woman's Man133
VISubverting the Feminine Novel: Sensationalism and Feminine Protest153
VIIThe Feminist Novelists182
VIIIWomen Writers and the Suffrage Movement216
IXThe Female Aesthetic240
XVirginia Woolf and the Flight into Androgyny263
XIBeyond the Female Aesthetic: Contemporary Women Novelists298
XIILaughing Medusa320
Index337


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: English fiction Women authors History and criticism, English fiction 19th century History and criticism, English fiction 20th century History and criticism, Women and literature Great Britain History, Women novelists, English Biography