The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer: Ideology as Style in the Works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen.
A skillful blend of literary criticism and feminism. Poovey shows that Wollstonecraft, Shelley, and Austen lived in an age of upheaval and ideological contradictions, with both challenges to and defenses of England's social and economic inequalities and patriarchal society. From this complex era arose some of the most revolutionary changes in literature, and it is not surprising that women had a strong voice in these revolutions of thought. Very good clean copy with unclipped jacket in mylar. University of Chicago Press, 1985. Paper. NEW. $26.00