The Ladies and the Mammies: Jane Austen & Jean Rhys.

SKU: 10817-1

Based on Selma James's 1979 presentation at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, "much expanded and enriched." Copmpares the themes of liberation and feminism in Austen's writings to those found in Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea 150 years later. James speaks about the feminism tradition in literature boosted by Austen, in context with Rhys's heroine's barriers of race, sex, and class, and how her heroine triumphs over the historic antagonism between Black and White women. Falling Wall Press, Bristol. 1983. Paper, 96 pgs. Excellent condition. USED. $12.00