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Elaine Showalter
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Elaine Showalter, a professor emerita at Princeton University, is the author of numerous books, including the groundbreaking A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Bronte to Lessing and A Jury of Her Peers: Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx. A frequent radio and TV commentator in the United Kingdom, she has chaired the Man Booker International prize jury and judged the National Book Awards and the Orange Prize. She divides her time between Washington, D.C., and London.

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O Pioneers!

Written by Willa Cather
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: Hardcover, 216 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 6, 2011
Price: $24.95

The novel that first made Willa Cather famous—a powerfully mythic tale of the American frontier told through the life of one extraordinary woman—in a handsome hardcover volume.

No other work of fiction so vividly evokes the harsh beauty and epic sweep of the Nebraska prairies that Cather knew and loved. The heroine... Read more >
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Expensive People

Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $15.00

Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. In Expensive People, Oates takes a provocative and suspenseful look at the roiling secrets of America’s affluent suburbs. Set in the late 1960s, this first-person confession is narrated by... Read more >
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Expensive People

Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 22, 2009
Price: $11.99

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A Garden of Earthly Delights

Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 25, 2009
Price: $11.99

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A Garden of Earthly Delights

Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 22, 2003
Price: $16.00

In her second novel, Joyce Carol Oates, author of many bestselling novels, including We Were the Mulvaneys and Blonde, created one of her most memorable heroines, Clara, the beautiful daughter of migrant farmworkers. Intent upon rising above her haphazard life of violence and poverty, Clara struggles for independence while relying on... Read more >
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them

Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $16.00

Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. As powerful and relevant today as it on its initial publication, them chronicles the tumultuous lives of a family living on the edge of ruin in the Detroit slums... Read more >

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Wonderland

Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $16.00

Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. Spanning from the Great Depression to the turbulent Vietnam War era, Wonderland is the epic account of Jesse Vogel, a boy who emerged from a family tragedy with his... Read more >
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Wonderland

Written by Joyce Carol Oates
Introduction by Elaine Showalter


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: August 31, 2011
Price: $11.99

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A Jury of Her Peers
Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
Written by Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.95

A Jury of Her Peers is an unprecedented literary landmark: the first comprehensive history of American women writers from 1650 to 2000.

In a narrative of immense scope and fascination—brimming with Elaine Showalter’s characteristic wit and incisive opinions—we are introduced to more than 250 female writers. These include not only famous and... Read more >

The Vintage Book of American Women Writers

Written by Elaine Showalter


Format: eBook, 848 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $14.99

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The Vintage Book of American Women Writers

Written by Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $18.95

This monumental anthology of 350 years of American women writers is an important corrective to the literary canon and a showcase of great poetry and fiction in one readable and provocative volume.

For centuries, Elaine Showalter argues, women writers have been trivialized, marginalized, overlooked, and even forgotten in American literary history... Read more >
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