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Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Studies in Short Fiction


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A wide range of short fiction by Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman is the focus for this study, examining both genre and theme. Chopin's short stories, Wharton's novellas, Chopin's frankly erotic writing and the homilies in which Gilman warns of the dangers of the sexually transmitted disease are compared. There are also essays on ethnicity in the work of Chopin, Wharton's New England stories, Gilman's innovative use of genre and "The Yellow Wallpaper" on film. This paperback edition includes a new Preface to the material, providing a useful update on recent scholarship on these three popular writers.

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Janet Beer is Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of Humanities, Law and Social Science at the Manchester Metropolitan University.

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Acknowledgements * New Preface * Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Studies in Short Fiction, An Introduction * 'dah you is, settin' down, lookin' jis' like w'ite folks!' Ethnicity Enacted in Kate Chopin's Short Fiction * Without End: the Shape and Form of Desire in Kate Chopin's Short Fiction* Kate Chopin's Short Stories, on the Verge(s) of Narrative * Edith Wharton and the Coherence of the Novella: From Initiation to Disillusion * Edith Wharton, Literary Ghosts and the Writing of New England * The Means and Ends of Genre in the Short Fiction of Charlotte Perkins Gilman * Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Analogues: Reiterating the Social Health * 'The Yellow Wallpaper' on Film: Dramatising Mental Illness * Conclusion * References and Bibliography * Index

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Beer, Janet
Palgrave MacMillan
American - General
Women Authors
American fiction
Women and literature
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
American fiction -- 19th century.
Literary Criticism : General
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Trade Paperback
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Professional and scholarly
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.545 in

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