The Madwoman in the Attic

The Madwoman in the Attic

The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-century Literary Imagination

Book - 1979
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'Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar offer a bold new interpretation of the great 19th century women novelists, and in doing so they present the first persuasive case for the existence of a distinctly female imagination. Like gnostic heretics who claim to have found the secret code that unlocks the mysteries in old texts, the authors force us to take anew look at the grandes dames of English literature, and the result is that they will never seem quite the same again.' -Le Anne Schreiber, The New York Times Book Review
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 1979.
ISBN: 9780300025965
0300025963
9780300022865
0300022867
Characteristics: xiii, 719 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Gubar, Susan 1944-

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Mar 30, 2015

A seminal and influential work of feminist literary criticism that focuses on iconic 19th century female writers Jane Austen, Emily and Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Emily Dickinson. The title is a reference to "Jane Eyre." Also check out Kate Millett's "Sexual Politics" and de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex."

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