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Elaine Showalter

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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Little Women
Written by Louisa May Alcott, Edited by Elaine Showalter, Introduction by Elaine Showalter, Noted by Siobhan Kilfeather and Vinca Showalter
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 1989
$10.00/10.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-039069-8 (0-14-039069-3)

One of the best loved books of all time

Lovely Meg, talented Jo, frail Beth, spoiled Amy: these are hard lessons of poverty and of growing up in New England during the Civil War. Through their dreams, plays, pranks, letters, illnesses, and courtships, women of all ages have become a part of... Read more






Little Women
Written by Louisa May Alcott, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by Elaine Showalter, Noted by Siobhan Kilfeather and Vinca Showalter
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | September 2010
$24.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119241-3 (0-14-119241-0)

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth - four "little women" enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England... Read more






O Pioneers!
Written by Willa Cather, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | September 2011
$24.95/27.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-70091-9 (0-307-70091-7)

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






The Awakening
Written by Kate Chopin, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1992
$21.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-41721-7 (0-679-41721-4)

Kate Chopin's riveting, daring story of one woman's search for personal freedom was so far ahead of its time that its publication in 1899 aroused a storm of controversy violent enough to end its author's career.  

With an effortless, sure-handed artistry, Chopin tells the story of Edna Pontellier, a young mother and...

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The Odd Women
Written by George Gissing, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | August 1994
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043379-1 (0-14-043379-1)

Virginia and Alice Madden are 'odd women', growing old alone in Victorian England with no prospect of finding love. Forced into poverty by the sudden death of their father, they lead lives of quiet desperation in a genteel boarding house in London. Meanwhile, their younger sister Monica, struggles to endure a... Read more






Expensive People
Written by Joyce Carol Oates, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2006
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7654-0 (0-8129-7654-1)

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






A Garden of Earthly Delights
Written by Joyce Carol Oates, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$17.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-6834-7 (0-8129-6834-4)

Joyce Carol Oates’s Wonderland Quartet comprises four remarkable novels that explore social class in America and the inner lives of young Americans. In A Garden of Earthly Delights, Oates presents one of her most memorable heroines, Clara Walpole, the beautiful daughter of Kentucky-born migrant farmworkers. Desperate to rise above her haphazard... Read more






them
Written by Joyce Carol Oates, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2006
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-48440-6 (0-345-48440-1)

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






Wonderland
Written by Joyce Carol Oates, Introduction by Elaine Showalter
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | September 2006
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-8129-7655-7 (0-8129-7655-X)

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






A Jury of Her Peers
Written by Elaine Showalter
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2010
$16.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3442-0 (1-4000-3442-6)

An unprecedented literary landmark: the first comprehensive history of American women writers from 1650 to the present.
 
In a narrative of immense scope and fascination, here are more than 250 female writers, including the famous—Harriet Beecher Stowe, Dorothy Parker, Flannery O’Connor, and Toni Morrison, among others—and the little known, from the early... Read more






The Vintage Book of American Women Writers
Written by Elaine Showalter
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2011
$18.95/21.50(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3445-1 (1-4000-3445-0)

For centuries women have been marginalized and overlooked in American literary history. That injustice is corrected in this entertaining and provocative collection of 350 years of poetry and fiction by American women.

From Puritan poet Anne Bradstreet to Margaret Fuller to Harriet Beecher Stowe, readers will encounter scores of lesser-known and forgotten...

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Daddy-Long-Legs and Dear Enemy
Written by Jean Webster, Introduction by Elaine Showalter, Noted by Elaine Showalter
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 2004
$16.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303906-8 (0-14-303906-7)

One of the great novels of American girlhood, Jean Webster's Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) follows the adventures of an orphan named Judy Abbott, whose letters to her anonymous male benefactor trace her development as an independent thinker and writer. Its sequel, Dear Enemy (1915), follows the progress of Judy's former orphanage, now run... Read more





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