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The Resource Outsiders : five women writers who changed the world, Lyndall Gordon

Outsiders : five women writers who changed the world, Lyndall Gordon

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Outsiders : five women writers who changed the world
Title
Outsiders
Title remainder
five women writers who changed the world
Statement of responsibility
Lyndall Gordon
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Outsiders tells the stories of five novelists - Mary Shelley, Emily Bronte, George Eliot, Olive Schreiner, Virginia Woolf - and their famous novels. We have long known their individual greatness but in linking their creativity to their lives as outsiders, this group biography throws new light on the genius they share. 'Outsider', 'outlaw', 'outcast': a woman's reputation was her security and each of these five lost it. As writers, they made these identities their own, taking advantage of their separation from the dominant order to write their novels. All five were motherless. With no female model at hand, they learnt from books; and if lucky, from an enlightened man; and crucially each had to imagine what a woman could be in order to invent a voice of their own. They understood female desire: the passion and sexual bravery in their own lives infused their fictions. What they have in common also is the way they inform one another, and us, across the generations. Even today we do more than read them; we listen and live with them
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
NPCL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gordon, Lyndall
Dewey number
823
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Woolf, Virginia
  • Schreiner, Olive
  • Eliot, George
  • Brontë, Emily
  • Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Women authors, English
  • Women novelists, English
  • Women authors
Target audience
adult
Label
Outsiders : five women writers who changed the world, Lyndall Gordon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061101602
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349006345
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011325468
Label
Outsiders : five women writers who changed the world, Lyndall Gordon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061101602
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
338 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780349006345
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1011325468

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