A sexy, feel-good, fun read for anyone in need of a boost, perfect for fans of The Flatshare After breaking up with the love of her life, Chloe's friends tell her she needs to get back out there, and find another man before it's too late.
Author: Sophie Tanner
Category: Family & Relationships
A sexy, feel-good, fun read for anyone in need of a boost, perfect for fans of The Flatshare After breaking up with the love of her life, Chloe's friends tell her she needs to get back out there, and find another man before it's too late. But after a particularly disastrous date and one too many gins, Chloe has a revelation - she doesn't need a man to make her happy. It's up to her to do it herself. Never one to do things by halves, Chloe decides to make the ultimate commitment to self-love - she'll marry herself! But planning a solo wedding isn't easy, and soon Chloe finds herself on a bumpy journey of self-discovery. Will she finally get her happy ever after?
‘This collection is stormy, romantic, strong – the Full Brontë’ The Times A collection of short stories celebrating Charlotte Brontë, published in the year of her bicentenary and stemming from the now immortal words from her great ...
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
‘This collection is stormy, romantic, strong – the Full Brontë’ The Times A collection of short stories celebrating Charlotte Brontë, published in the year of her bicentenary and stemming from the now immortal words from her great work Jane Eyre.
Every woman owes it to herself to get married once, Dawn, but you don't have to
make a habit of it. She was quoting from a book, but I didn't know which one. This
struck me as odd, since reading remained my favourite hobby, and I considered ...
Author: Michele Roberts
Publisher: Hachette UK
Who is Aurora? Every time she becomes a new Mrs (three times when we last counted) she becomes a new woman. Her stepmother thinks Aurora is impractical, romantic and dreamy. The fact that she gets married so often only goes to prove it. 'Every woman owes it to herself to get married once, but you don't have to make a habit of it.' But now, all alone. . . ? 'Aurora, given the chance to be true to herself, rather than to her trio of husbands, turns out to be a world-class minx. After Hugh's funeral, she goes to Italy to visit her old radical-feminist friend, Leonora, now the abbess of the Brigandine convent in Padenza. True to the tradition of convent-educated girls in fiction, Aurora flings herself into a voluptuous life of lunches and lovers. Chiselled phrasing and dancing plot . . . a sizzling firework display of a book' Sunday Times.
The important difference is that when the heroines do decide on the man they
want to marry they are absolutely whole-hearted, with no reservations whatever
about suitability. The readers may feel that Robert Moore, for example, will be a ...
And “Reader, I married him” is Jane's defiant conclusion to her rollercoaster story.
It is not, “Reader, he married me” – as you would expect in a Victorian society
where women were supposed to be passive; or even, “Reader, we married.
Author: Joanna Briscoe
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
A short story by Joanna Briscoe from the collection Reader, I Married Him: Stories inspired by Jane Eyre.
Author: Rachel Blau DuPlessisPublish On: 2006-09-03
1. Reader,. I. married. me. Becoming. a. Feminist. Critic. Doing This in the First
Place No innocence in the autobiographical. What with its questions of saying “I”
and the issue “what I” and how that “I” negotiates with various “selves”; and the ...
Author: Rachel Blau DuPlessis
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Feminist issues in avant garde poetry. In her now-classic The Pink Guitar, Rachel Blau DuPlessis examined a number of modern and contemporary poets and artists to explore the possibility of finding a language that would question deeply held assumptions about gender. In the 12 essays and introduction that constitute Blue Studios, DuPlessis continues that task, examining the work of experimental poets and the innovative forms they have fashioned to challenge commonplace assumptions about gender and cultural authority. The essays in “Attitudes and Practices” deal with two questions: what a feminist reading of cultural texts involves, and the nature of the essay itself as a mode of knowing: how poetry can be discursive and how the essay can be poetic. The goal of “Marble Paper,” with its studies of William Wordsworth, Ezra Pound, and Charles Olson is to suggest terms for a “feminist history of poetry.” “Perspectives must be fashioned that displace and estrange the world,” Theodore Adorno wrote, and in the section "Urrealism" DuPlessis examines the work of poets from several schools (the Objectivists, the New York School, the surrealists) whose work embodies that displacement, among them George Oppen, Lorine Niedecker, H.D., and Barbara Guest. These writers’ radical deployment of line, sound, and structure, DuPlessis argues, demonstrate poetry’s power not as a purely literary, artistic, or aesthetic force but as a rhetorical form intricately tied to issues of power and ethics. And in "Migrated Into,” the author probes the ways these issues have informed her, as a poet and a critic; how the political has “migrated into” and suffused her own work; and how the practice of poetry can be an arousal to a deeper understanding of what we stand for.
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"I Married Me a Wife" is a revisionist study of gender relations in late-eighteenth-century America.
Author: Arthur Scherr
Category: Social Science
"I Married Me a Wife" is a revisionist study of gender relations in late-eighteenth-century America. The American Museum, published during five early years of the United States, was a popular middle-class magazine in many ways the Reader's Digest of its time. Analyzing fiction, essays, poetry, and editorials in the American Museum on the subject of women, Arthur Scherr finds its views less parochial and antifeminist than many of the period's literary sources have led scholars to expect. The selections printed in the magazine, rather than reiterating the idea that "the woman's place is in the home," depict a more variegated view of women in diverse socioeconomic and emotional situations vis-a-vis men. The American Museum was published during the shaping of the U.S. Constitution; it is Scherr's conclusion that the Constitution's founding principle of individual freedom influenced the middle-class man's respect and support for women's autonomy, individuality, and self-determination to a degree rarely acknowledged by contemporary historians.
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Dear Reader, Well, it's that loving time of year again! Yes, it's February— and St.
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. But every day is for lovers at Silhouette
Special Edition, and we hope you enjoy this month's six novels dedicated to ...
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Author: Lori A. Paige
Category: Literary Criticism
The late 1960s and early 1970s saw the birth of modern feminism, the sexual revolution, and strong growth in the mass-market publishing industry. Women made up a large part of the book market, and Gothic fiction became a higher popular staple. Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart and Phyllis Whitney emerged as prominent authors, while the standardized paperback Gothic sold in the millions. Pitched at middle-class women of all ages, Gothics paved the way for contemporary fiction categories such as urban fantasy, paranormal romance and vampire erotica. Though not as popular today as they once were, Gothic paperbacks retain a cult following—and the books themselves have become collectors’ items. They were also the first popular novels to present strong heroines as agents of liberation and transformation. This work offers the missing chapters of the Gothic story, from the imaginative creations of Ann Radcliffe and the Brontë sisters to the bestseller 50 Shades of Grey.
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