The Genteel Female: An Anthology

By: Furness, Clifton Joseph, ed.

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[light shelfwear, faint spotting/soiling to bottom of text block, front hinge a little weak but generally a good sound copy, one-time owner's name on second ffep, light foxing to title page; jacket has a couple of small chips in the upper area of the front panel, a little wrinkling/creasing at top of spine, one-inch scrape mark along front hinge]. (Americana Deserta) Series This illuminating anthology of selections from "obscure but once popular books -- novels, gift-books, model-letter-writers, poetry" is intended to present the Victorian female of the first half of the nineteenth century "as she really was, in all her variety," and somewhat contrary to the popular conception of such ladies. Sections are devoted to such topics as: Female Frailty; Melancholy; Humanitarianism; Fashions; Decorum; Pastimes; The Female Emigrant; Woman's Sphere and Influence; Woman's Rights--and Wrongs; The Literary Lady; Female Education; etc.

Title: The Genteel Female: An Anthology

Author: Furness, Clifton Joseph, ed.

Categories: Women's Issues / Feminism,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1931

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj

Seller ID: 24907

Keywords: Anthologies Women Victorian Literature 19th Century