The Workshop

A Monthly Journal Devoted to Progress of the Useful Arts...

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Our Sister Editors

Sarah J. Hale and the Tradition of Nineteenth-century American Women Editors

Author: Patricia Okker

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820332496

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Our Sister Editors is the first book-length study of Sarah J. Hale's editorial career. From 1828 to 1836 Hale edited the Boston-based Ladies' Magazine and then from 1837 to 1877 Philadelphia's Godey's Lady's Book, which on the eve of the Civil War was the most widely read magazine in the United States, boasting more than 150,000 subscribers. Hale reviewed thousands of books, regularly contributed her own fiction and poetry to her magazines, wrote monthly editorials, and published the works of such writers as Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Lydia Sigourney. Okker successfully relates Hale's contributions both to debates about the status of women and to the development of American literature. Unlike many of her contemporaries, Hale insisted on the power of women within both the public and private spheres. Throughout her long career, Hale helped popularize new ideas about reading and genre, and she made significant contributions to the development of professional authorship.Our Sister Editors also provides the first overview of the large and diverse group of nineteenth-century women editors. In her examination of the role of women as editors, owners, and publishers of periodicals and her use of Hale's career to exemplify and discuss a series of major issues related to women's writing and reading in Victorian America, Patricia Okker offers a provocative revisionist study.

The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia

Author: Gregory Eiselein,Anne K. Phillips

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308963

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 418

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Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is arguably the most widely read 19th-century American author. She has long been a staple of children's literature courses, and her works now also receive significant attention in American studies and women's studies classes. This reference collects in a comprehensive and reliable single volume the most important facts about Alcott's life and works. It surveys the basic biographical details of her family and personal life; it supplies essential information on her historical and cultural contexts, including her place in the 19th-century publishing milieu, various reform movements, and major historical events, such as the Civil War; and it treats her writings, both the adult and children's works, in an accurate, informative, and accessible manner.

The National Live-stock Journal

A Monthly Publication Devoted Exclusively to Live-stock Interests. Deparate Departments for Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Seine, Poultry, and the Dairy ...

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The Dime Novel Companion: A Source Book

A Source Book

Author: J Randolph Cox

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313095361

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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This encyclopedic guide to the American dime novel contains over 1,200 entries on serial publications, major writers and editors, publishers, and major characters, fiction genres, themes, and locales. An introduction provides a brief history of the dime novel. A discussion of dime novel scholarship includes a selected directory of libraries and museums with significant collections of dime novels. An appendix contains a publishing chronology of the more than 300 serial publications, and a selected bibliography suggests further reading. This comprehensive reference will appeal to popular culture scholars and to dime novel collectors. As an important research tool, entries are cross-referenced throughout. An index is included.

Tribune Almanac

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Author: John Albert Sleicher

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Louisa May Alcott

A Biography : with an Introduction to the New Edition

Author: Madeleine B. Stern

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781555534172

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 422

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Chronicles the life and literary success of the author of the enduring classic, "Little Women"

American Periodicals

A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography

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Category: American periodicals

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Guide to Microforms in Print


Author: Barbara Hopkinson,K G Saur,Microform Review Inc,Saur, K. G., Staff

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co


Category: Microforms

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Winslow Homer and the Pictorial Press

Author: David Tatham,Winslow Homer

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815629740

Category: Art

Page: 256

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He was acutely aware of his medium and his audience. In magazine illustrations he spoke in a distinctive voice and treated many of his subjects much as he did his paintings. They are, in essence, original works of graphic art."--BOOK JACKET.

Freaks of Genius

Unknown Thrillers of Louisa May Alcott

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780313276279

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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Six recently discovered works of Louisa May Alcott are reprinted in this volume for the first time since their initial publication. Originally written for storypapers in the 1860s, the works are all sensational thrillers that address such themes as the blight of inherited insanity, the power struggle between man and man, the sexual power struggle between man and woman, a Faustian/Mephistophelian pact, the passions of actors and actresses, and feminist triumphs and failures. These tales of violence, murder, and evil will appeal as much to the general reader as to the Alcott scholar.