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Megda (Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)

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Megda, a novel so popular in 1891 that it was reprinted the following year, tells the story of the conversion experiences of a group of young, middle-class Baptist women and their subsequent--or even consequent--marriages. A prime example of what has been called "girl's fiction," as distinct from the "women's fiction" that preceded it, Megda embodies the shift from a limit-breaking genre to limit-enforcing one. In it, racial issues are only indirectly addressed, gentility is a concern ranking only second to salvation, and humility and obedience are prerequisites to a woman's acceptance by the Christian community. In essence, this is a novel of socialization rather than of social protest. But, in expressing the values of its culture, Megda illuminates the limitations faced by doubly stigmatized people: people both black and female.

Synopsis:

This novel, which was very popular when published in 1891, tells the story of the conversion experiences of a group of young, middle-class Baptist women and their subsequent - or consequent - marriages. In it, racial issues are only indirectly addressed, gentility is a concern ranking second only to salvation, and humility and obedience are prerequisites to a woman's acceptance by the Christian community. In essence, this is a novel of socialization rather than of social protest.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195052459
Author:
Hite, Molly
Author:
Hite, Molly
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | African American
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers
Series Volume:
Bd. 55/1983-1985
Publication Date:
19880414
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
434
Dimensions:
6.76x4.58x1.26 in. .87 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This novel, which was very popular when published in 1891, tells the story of the conversion experiences of a group of young, middle-class Baptist women and their subsequent - or consequent - marriages. In it, racial issues are only indirectly addressed, gentility is a concern ranking second only to salvation, and humility and obedience are prerequisites to a woman's acceptance by the Christian community. In essence, this is a novel of socialization rather than of social protest.

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