WOMEN'S WORLDS: The McGraw-Hill Anthology of Women's Writing by Robyn Warhol-Down, Diane Price Herndl, Mary Lou Kete, Lisa

By Robyn Warhol-Down, Diane Price Herndl, Mary Lou Kete, Lisa Schnell, Rashmi Varma, Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace

Women’s Worlds, a brand new anthology of women’s writing, makes to be had a vast diversity of women’s voices from throughout time, throughout sessions, and around the globe in a slimmer, extra versatile, and cheaper layout. This new anthology contains decisions from the 14th in the course of the twenty first centuries, from the 1st textual content by means of a girl released in English (Julian of Norwich’s Revelation of Divine Love) to choices by way of modern writers like Barbara Kingsolver, Alison Bechdel, and Zadie Smith. the decisions are drawn from Britain and North the United States, but in addition from Africa, Asia, Oceania, the center East, and the Caribbean--wherever English is spoken. whereas classics of fiction, poetry, and drama are supplied, the textual content additionally contains essays, track lyrics, letters, diary entries--even excerpts from household handbooks and a picture memoir--to signify the whole diversity of women’s voices. And Cultural Coordinates essays offer insights into customs and costumes from purdah to lifestyles prior to the capsule. To extend the alternative of novels teachers desire to assign, McGraw-Hill additionally bargains works from Library of Women's Literature at a coupon.

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At stake was the consolidation of property and power. Marriage among the nobility was only rarely a love match; instead, it was, like a merger, a mutually advantageous business deal between two powerful families. Coverture protected those consolidated assets by legally nullifying the possibility of female inheritance, which, on marriage, would draw wealth away from the birth family. This is not to suggest, however, that all the daughters of wealthy men accepted courtship and marriage on these terms.

It has been wonderful to collaborate on this project with so many smart women, so Mary Lou Kete wants to extend her thanks to each of the co-editors but especially to Robyn Warhol-Down who had the unenviable task of riding herd on such an unruly group. She would also like to thank her ever-patient husband, John Howe, and her lovely daughter, Madeline, for their cheerful support of her and this project. To her co-editors, Lisa Schnell gives her thanks for making a lengthy process also a deeply enriching one.

Thomas, St. Paul, MN Cathy Preston, University of Colorado—Boulder, Boulder, CO Katherine Romack, University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL Barbara Rico, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA Robin A. Roberts, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA Teri Delos Santos, Daytona Beach Community College, Daytona Beach, FL Jane E. Schultz, Indiana University/Purdue University—Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN Bonnie Scott, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA Ann Shapiro, Farmingdale State University of NY, Farmingdale, NY Nancy St.

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