unjustly overlooked--and then proceeds to overlook her (123). Judith Fetterley defies convention and includes a selection from the mother and not the daughter in her reader of nineteenth-century American women's fiction, providing a helpful introduction to Phelps's life and themes. Carol Farley Kessler is the only other contemporary critic who has paid Phelps serious attention, including an article on the relationship between mother and daughter. However, even she is more interested in the daughter than the mother, as evidenced by her critical edition on the former. For scholars in search of yet another "lost" woman writer worthy of rediscovery, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps should prove a prime candidate and a rich find.
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