6. Women's Worlds in the Nineteenth-Century Novel

Susan B. Warner, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Fanny Fern, E. D. E. N. Southworth, Harriet Wilson, and Louisa May Alcott

  1. Shirley Samuels

Published Online: 24 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354355.ch6

Reading the American Novel 1780-1865

Reading the American Novel 1780-1865

How to Cite

Samuels, S. (2011) Women's Worlds in the Nineteenth-Century Novel, in Reading the American Novel 1780-1865, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354355.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 NOV 2011
  2. Published Print: 28 DEC 2011

Book Series:

  1. Reading the Novel

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631232872

Online ISBN: 9781444354355

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Keywords:

  • women's worlds, nineteenth-century;
  • Alcott, sense of childhood fun;
  • Alcott, self transcending gender;
  • the worlds that women find;
  • women, on becoming mothers;
  • Warner's The Wide, Wide World;
  • world of Christian benevolence;
  • The Hidden Hand;
  • Little Women, Little Men, Civil War

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Rich and Famous - and Happy?

  • Children

  • Names in Public

  • Tutelage

  • The Country and the City

  • Danger

  • Little Women, Little Men, and the Civil War

  • The Labor of Women's Writing

  • Notes