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The Library of Girlhood - 50 Novels and the Biographies of the Most Famous Defiant and Influential Women in History - cover

The Library of Girlhood - 50 Novels and the Biographies of the Most Famous Defiant and Influential Women in History

Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, L. Frank Baum, Hans Christian Andersen, Jean Webster, Eleanor H. Porter, George MacDonald, E. Nesbit, Johanna Spyri, ‎Robert Louis Stevenson, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Gene Stratton-Porter, Mary Mapes Dodge, L. T. Meade, Susan Coolidge, Martha Finley, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Susan Warner, Frances Hodgson Burnett, J. M. Barrie, Kenneth Grahame, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Carolyn Wells, Brothers Grimm, Selma Lagerlöf, Gertrude Chandler Warner, Madeleine L'Engle, Dorothy Canfield, Angela Brazil, Jules Verne

Publisher: DigiCat

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The Library of Girlhood is a monumental anthology that brings together an impressive spectrum of voices from the 19th and early 20th centuries, offering a panoramic view of the literary landscapes that have shaped, and been shaped by, the notion of girlhood. Within its pages, readers will encounter a broad range of literary styles, from the fantastical realms of Lewis Carroll and L. Frank Baum to the poignant realist narratives of Johanna Spyri and Louisa May Alcott. This collection is remarkable not only for its diversity but also for its ability to highlight the complex interplay between gender, culture, and identity during a pivotal period in literary history. Standout pieces include tales of adventure, coming-of-age stories, and reflective narratives that together provide a rich tapestry of the adolescent experience. The contributing authors and editors, hailing from varied backgrounds, bring unique perspectives to the theme of girlhood, reflecting both the era's zeitgeist and the timeless nature of youth. Drawing from a period rich in cultural and literary movements—from Romanticism to Realism, Gothic to Bildungsroman—this anthology showcases the wide array of responses to and representations of girlhood. Collectively, they chart the evolution of female protagonists and highlight the role of women as both writers and characters, contributing significantly to the genre and expanding the horizons of young female readers of their time. The Library of Girlhood is an indispensable collection for those eager to explore the depths of girlhood as portrayed through the lens of some of literature's greatest minds. Offering an unparalleled opportunity to immerse oneself in the works that have influenced perceptions of female adolescence through the ages, this anthology is a treasure trove of literary gems. Readers will gain not only historical insights but also an appreciation for the diversity of experiences and narratives that girlhood can encompass. This collection is a testament to the power of storytelling in navigating the complexities of growing up, making it a must-read for scholars, educators, and anyone interested in the rich tapestry of human experience.
Available since: 11/13/2022.
Print length: 9587 pages.

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