Description : This volume, arranged alphabetically by original author, provides basic information about stage and screen productions based upon the novels of 40 women writers before 1900. Each entry includes the novel and its publication date, the published texts or dramatizations based upon the book, and the performances of the piece in live theater and film versions, including the location, dates, and playwright or screenwriter (if there was one). For some of the performances the author includes a brief annotation listing the actors and describing the production.
Description : Presents the life and accomplishments of the First U.S. lady to play a major diplomatic role by initiating many of the administration's human rights efforts.
Description : Mary Elizabeth Braddon, one of the most prolific authors of the Victorian period, remains best known for her sensation fiction, but over the course of a long career contributed to a multitude of literary genres, working as a journalist, short story writer and editor, as well as authoring more than eighty novels. This exciting new collection of essays reappraises Braddon's work and offers a series of new perspectives on her literary productions. The volume is divided into two parts: the first considers Braddon's seminal sensation novel, Lady Audley's Secret the second examines some of her lesser known fiction, including her first published novel, The Trail of the Serpent, as well as some of her twentieth-century fiction. The first collection of essays on Braddon to appear since 1999, this volume sheds new light on the 'Queen of the circulating libraries'.
Description : Biography of Eleanor Roosevelt, now in its third edition immerses students in both the personal and public side of one of the most dynamic figures of the twentieth century. Incorporating the latest scholarship, Eleanor Roosevelt: A Personal and Public Life tells the story of a woman who fought for the rights of the downtrodden in America and later led an effort to bring the great resources of the United States to all the citizens of the world, leaving a legacy that has lasted for decades.
Description : Examines Eleanor Roosevelt's life as a professional woman, a wife and mother, and, finally, a woman who illuminated her times and exemplified the complexities of womanhood in the twentieth century