Also by this author: Uncle Tom's Cabin: Evil, Affliction and Redemptive Love
A classic study of a major American writer revised and updated for the twenty-first century with a new emphasis on Jewetts progressive treatment of gender issues and sexuality, as well as her ecological concerns. Written by a leading Jewett scholar, the book provides a comprehensive overview of all of Jewetts work. References and the bibliography have been updated through 2000, and the book also includes a new preface.
Sarah Orne Jewett provides an invaluable introduction for students and others interested in American women's literature, gender issues, and ecology; as well as a useful reference source for scholars.
Written clearly and useful to students of realism who need a basic introduction to Jewett or who are exploring the role of women writers of this time. - Choice
Donovan arrives at some refreshing insights into many of the stories.... her study offers a significant understanding of Jewett's artistic life and her relationship to the culture of the period. - American Literary Realism
Josephine Donovan is a distinguished scholar who has been a pioneer in the field of women's literature. Her Sarah Orne Jewett inaugurated the Jewett revival, rescuing Jewett from being viewed as a minor "local colorist." This welcome second edition offers a new preface and updated footnotes and bibliography. It also deals with recent issues in Jewett scholarship, such as the Maine author's ecofeminism and her support of non-dominant cultures. - Barbara White, Professor Emeritus of Women's Studies at the University of New Hampshire
Josephine Donovan is the author and editor of eleven books, including New England Local Color Literature: A Women's Tradition; After the Fall: The Demeter-Persephone Myth in Wharton, Cather and Glasgow; and Uncle Tom's Cabin: Evil, Affliction, and Redemptive Love. Feminist Theory: The Intellectual Traditions, named an "Outstanding Academic Book" by Choice, is now in its third edition. Her most recent book is Women and the Rise of the Novel, 1405-1726, termed "a work of extraordinary significance" by Choice. Donovan has also published numerous articles on Sarah Orne Jewett and others in such journals as American Literature and Signs. She is Professor of English at the University of Maine.
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