The Resource Greatness engendered : George Eliot and Virginia Woolf, Alison Booth, (electronic resource)

Greatness engendered : George Eliot and Virginia Woolf, Alison Booth, (electronic resource)

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Greatness engendered : George Eliot and Virginia Woolf
Title
Greatness engendered
Title remainder
George Eliot and Virginia Woolf
Statement of responsibility
Alison Booth
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The egotism that fuels the desire for greatness has been associated exclusively with men, according to one feminist view; yet many women cannot suppress the need to strive for greatness. In this forceful and compelling book, Alison Booth traces through the novels, essays, and other writings of George Eliot and Virginia Woolf radically conflicting attitudes on the part of each toward the possibility of feminine greatness. Examining the achievements of Eliot and Woolf in their social contexts, she provides a challenging model of feminist historical criticism
  • In this forceful and compelling book, Alison Booth traces through the novels, essays, and other writings of George Eliot and Virginia Woolf radically conflicting attitudes on the part of each toward the possibility of feminine greatness
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Booth, Alison
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR830.W6
LC item number
B66 1992eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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JSTOR Open Access
Series statement
Reading Women Writing Ser
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  • Eliot, George
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • English fiction
  • Women and literature
Label
Greatness engendered : George Eliot and Virginia Woolf, Alison Booth, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Greatness Engendered; Contents; Preface; Frequently Cited Works; Introduction: The Great Woman Writer, the Canon, and Feminist Tradition; 1. Something to Do: The Ideology of Influence and the Context of Contemporary Feminism; 2. The Burden of Personality: Biographical Criticism and Narrative Strategy; 3. Eliot and Woolf as Historians of the Common Life; 4. Miracles in Fetters: Heroism and the Selfless Ideal; 5. Trespassing in Cultural History: The Heroines of Romola and Orlando; 6. "God was cruel when he made women": Felix Holt and The Years; 7. "The Ancient Consciousness of Woman": A Feminist Archaeology of Daniel Deronda and Between the ActsWorks Cited; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (332 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501722790
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1zs1srb
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1028937353
  • (OCoLC)on1028937353
Label
Greatness engendered : George Eliot and Virginia Woolf, Alison Booth, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
Greatness Engendered; Contents; Preface; Frequently Cited Works; Introduction: The Great Woman Writer, the Canon, and Feminist Tradition; 1. Something to Do: The Ideology of Influence and the Context of Contemporary Feminism; 2. The Burden of Personality: Biographical Criticism and Narrative Strategy; 3. Eliot and Woolf as Historians of the Common Life; 4. Miracles in Fetters: Heroism and the Selfless Ideal; 5. Trespassing in Cultural History: The Heroines of Romola and Orlando; 6. "God was cruel when he made women": Felix Holt and The Years; 7. "The Ancient Consciousness of Woman": A Feminist Archaeology of Daniel Deronda and Between the ActsWorks Cited; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (332 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501722790
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1zs1srb
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1028937353
  • (OCoLC)on1028937353

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