Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook


As the American literary canon has undergone revision and expansion in recent years, the influence of women writers of the nineteenth century has been reevaluated. The first book of its kind, this reference provides alphabetically arranged entries for more than 70 nineteenth-century American women writers, such as Louisa May Alcott, Margaret Fuller, Emma Lazarus, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of the author's major works and themes, an overview of the critical studies examining the writer's works, and a bibliography of works for further consultation.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Jacquelyn N. Leonardi
  • Debbie L. Lopez
  • Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina
  • Laura Rogers
  • Ernelle Fife
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 1997


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