Leonardi, Susan J.


Oxford granted its first degrees to women in 1921. Women performed a delicate balancing act over several decades, learning along with men yet carefully avoiding actions that would stoke male anxieties. The women scholars' experiences in the years before and after WW1 are shared, and their subsequent fiction is analyzed with their experiences in mind. Chapters on the novelists Sayers, Jaeger, Wallace, Kennedy, Holtby, and Brittain. Rutgers University Press. 1989. Hb, Dj. USED. $15.00