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Silenced sextet : six nineteenth-century Canadian women novelists / Carrie MacMillan, Lorraine McMullen, Elizabeth Waterston.

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Subject: Canadian fiction > Women authors > History and criticism.
Canadian fiction > 19th century > History and criticism.
Women and literature > Canada > History > 19th century.
Canadian fiction > Women authors > History and criticism.
Canadian fiction > 19th century > History and criticism.
Roman canadien-anglais > 19e siècle > Histoire et critique.
Femmes et littérature > Canada > Histoire > 19e siècle.
Écrits de femmes canadiens > Histoire et critique.
Romancières canadiennes-anglaises > 19e siècle > Biographies.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780773563650
  • ISBN: 0773563652
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 226 pages, [3] pages of plates) : portraits
  • Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©1992.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-226).
Formatted Contents Note: Rosanna Mullins Leprohon : at home in many worlds / Lorraine McMullen, Elizabeth Waterston -- May Agnes Fleming : "I did nothing but write" / Lorraine McMullen -- Margaret Murray Robertson : domestic power / Lorraine McMullen -- Susan Frances Harrison ("Seranus") : paths through the ancient forest / Carrie MacMillan -- Margaret Marshall Saunders : a voice for the silent / Elizabeth Waterston -- Joanna E. Wood : incendiary women / Carrie MacMillan.
Summary: The Canadian publishing industry burgeoned during the late nineteenth century and Canadian poets and novelists began to gain international recognition. Twentieth-century literary scholars, however, have tended to focus on just a few of the writers of this vital expansive period. Many other writers with strong critical reputations and/or popular followings -- a good proportion of whom were women -- have been virtually lost to us.
Summary, etc.: Carrie MacMillan, Lorraine McMullen, and Elizabeth Waterston have uncovered information about the lives and works of six such writers. Rosanna Leprohon, May Agnes Fleming, Margaret Murray Robertson, Susan Frances Harrison, Margaret Marshall Saunders, and Joanna E. Wood were once-popular novelists who are now for the most part ignored, with virtually all of their works out of print. These six writers deserve modern recognition not only for their literary accomplishments but also for what they reveal, through their work and their lives, about the condition of the woman writer in nineteenth-century Canada.
The writings of these six women reflect their varied backgrounds and their different experiences of life in the late nineteenth century. A biographical profile of each author, set in the contemporary social context, is provided, as well as an analysis of career development, emphasizing publishing history and critical response. As each case history unfolds, the broader picture emerges of an era when many ideas of personal and public life were changing.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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