Women's contribution to the development of the English novel: 1621-1818
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MacCarthy, Bridget G.
University College Cork
Women's contribution to literature is no arbitrary or artificial distinction. However much the reformer may welcome, or the conservative lament, the growth of a harmonious sharing of ideals between men and women, that growth has been a hard-fought struggle. It has been an escape from a prison, which, when it did not entirely shut out the greater world, at least enclosed a little world of education meant for women, literature adapted to the supposed limitations of their intellect, and a course of action prescribed by the other sex. To show how the literary efforts of women developed and justified their claims to free activity is the purpose of this thesis.
Pastoral Romance , The epistolary novel , The domestic novel , The Gothic novel , The didactic novel , Jane Austen , Pastoral romance , Women's contribution to English literature
MacCarthy, B. G. 1939. Women's contribution to the development of the English novel: 1621-1818 . PhD Thesis, University College Cork.