Best Women's Literature Criticism Books

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1. The Complete Works of Jane Austen: (In One Volume) Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion, Lady … Sandition, and the Complete Juvenilia

Author: by Jane Austen
KTHTK (July 12, 2021)
July 12, 2021

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This book contains the complete novels of Jane Austen in the chronological order of their original publication. Lady Susan- Sense and Sensibility- Pride and Prejudice- Mansfield Park- Emma- Persuasion- Northanger Abbey- The Watsons- Sanditon

2. Wuthering Heights

Author: by Emily Bronte
230 pages

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He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. Emily Bront, Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights is Emily Bront’s first and only published novel, written between October 1845 and June 1846, and published in 1847 under the pseudonym Ellis Bell; Bront died the following year, aged 30.

The decision to publish came after the success of her sister Charlotte’s novel, Jane Eyre. After Emily’s death, Charlotte edited the manuscript of Wuthering Heights, and arranged for the edited version to be published as a posthumous second edition in 1850.

Wuthering Heights is the name of the farmhouse where the story unfolds. The book’s core theme is the destructive effect of jealousy and vengefulness both on the jealous or vengeful individuals and on their communities. A True Classic that Belongs on Every Bookshelf!

3. The Awakening: The Original 1899 Edition (A Classic Novel Of kate chopin)

Author: by Kate Chopin

‎ 144 pages

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The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. Kate Chopin, The AwakeningThe Awakening, originally titled A Solitary Soul, is a novel by Kate Chopin, first published in 1899. Set in New Orleans and the Southern Louisiana coast at the end of the nineteenth century, the plot centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her increasingly unorthodox views on femininity and motherhood with the prevailing social attitudes of the turn-of-the-century American South.

It is one of the earliest American novels that focuses on women’s issues without condescension. It is also widely seen as a landmark work of early feminism, generating mixed reaction from contemporary readers and criticism. The novel’s blend of realistic narrative, incisive social commentary, and psychological complexity makes The Awakening a precursor of American modernist literature; it prefigures the works of American novelists such as William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway and echoes the works of contemporaries such as Edith Wharton and Henry James.

4. The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Author: by William Anderson
March 8, 2016

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Available for the first time and collected in one volume, the letters of one of America’s most beloved authors, Laura Ingalls Wildera treasure trove that offers new and unexpected understanding of her life and work. The Selected Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder is a vibrant, deeply personal portrait of this revered American author, illuminating her thoughts, travels, philosophies, writing career, and dealings with family, friends, and fans as never before.

This is a fresh look at the adult life of the author in her own words. Gathered from museums and archives and personal collections, the letters span over sixty years of Wilder’s life, from 18941956 and shed new light on Wilder’s day-to-day life.

Here we see her as a businesswoman and authorincluding her beloved Little House books, her legendary editor, Ursula Nordstrom, and her readersas a wife, and as a friend. In her letters, Wilder shares her philosophies, political opinions, and reminiscences of life as a frontier child.

5. Unladylike (Peg)

Author: by Nikki Freestone Sorensen
478 pages

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How far would you go to follow your dreams? Peg, a woman ahead of her time, refuses to be restricted by society’s expectations. What sacrifices would you be willing to make without ever giving them a second thought? In Unladylike a strong-willed woman follows a quest for adventure.

She jeopardizes both her reputation and her life in pursuit of her dream. We are all products of the times in which we live. In the 1920s women’s roles were changing. Like other women of her time, home and family held a high priority in Peg’s heart.

Yet, she cannot resist the allure of promised adventure. At times, the reader wonders whether Peg is totally fearless or just nave beyond belief. Even though you sometimes question her decisions, all along the journey, you will find yourself cheering her on.

Her dedication to her dream has you admiring her integrity, resilience, and youthful spunk. Grab your copy now and transport yourself to the 1920’s Alaskan frontier, and let the adventure begin!

6. The Faraway Nearby

Author: by Rebecca Solnit
Penguin Books
272 pages

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From the author of the memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence, a personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy a fitting companion to Solnit’s A Field Guide to Getting Lost A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle AwardIn this exquisitely written book by the author of A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative, by imagination.

In the course of unpacking some of her own storiesof her mother and her decline from memory loss, of a trip to Iceland, of an illnessSolnit revisits fairytales and entertains other stories: about arctic explorers, Che Guevara among the leper colonies, and Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein, about warmth and coldness, pain and kindness, decay and transformation, making art and making self.

Woven together, these stories create a map which charts the boundaries and territories of storytelling, reframing who each of us is and how we might tell our story.

7. Emma (200th Anniversary Collection Edition, #1): A Classic Romantic Comedy Novel of Jane Austen

Author: by Jane Austen
308 pages

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Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. Jane Austen, EmmaEmma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and romantic misunderstandings. It is set in the fictional country village of Highbury and the surrounding estates of Hartfield, Randalls and Donwell Abbey, and involves the relationships among people from a small number of families.

The novel was first published in December 1815, with its title page listing a publication date of 1816. As in her other novels, Austen explores the concerns and difficulties of genteel women living in GeorgianRegency England. Emma is a comedy of manners and depicts issues of marriage, sex, age, and social status.

Before she began the novel, Austen wrote, “I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” In the first sentence, she introduces the title character as “Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and a happy disposition…

And had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.” Emma is spoiled, headstrong, and self-satisfied; she greatly overestimates her own matchmaking abilities; she is blind to the dangers of meddling in other people’s lives; and her imagination and perceptions often lead her astray.

8. Tamed & Unleashed: The Highlander's Vivacious Wife (Love's Second Chance: Highland Tales Book 1)

Author: by Bree Wolf
June 4, 2019

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In this Regency romance by USA TODAY bestselling and HOLT Medallion winning author Bree Wolf, a daring lady and a persistent highlander stumble upon true love in a moment they least expect it. England 1809: After marrying an English lass in Gretna Green, highlander GARRETT MACDRUMMOND returns to their room only to find her gone.

While his heart yearns to go after his wife, his duty forces him to return to his clan. Still, his thoughts are consumed by the dark-haired lass with the blazing blue eyes and sharp tongue, and he counts the minutes until he can finally set out to claim her as his once again.

After a drunken night, CLAUDIA DAVENPORT, sister to Viscount Ashwood, wakes in an unfamiliar bed with no memory of how she’d gotten into itor with whom. Fleeing the scene, she returns to England, only to find herself with child not long after.

In order to preserve her reputation, her brother sends her to a remote estate to wait out her pregnancy and give birth in secret. Searching London for his missing wife, Garrett is pushed to the point of madness when she seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth.

9. Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction (QUIRK BOOKS)

Author: by Gabrielle Moss
Quirk Books
256 pages

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For fans of vintage YA, a humorous and in-depth history of beloved teen literature from the 1980s and 1990s, full of trivia and pop culture fun.Those pink covers.That flimsy paper. The nonstop series installments that hooked readers throughout their entire adolescence.

These were not the serious-issue novels of the 1970s, nor the blockbuster YA trilogies that arrived in the 2000s. Nestled in between were the girl-centric teen books of the ’80s and ’90sshort, cheap, and utterly adored. In Paperback Crush, author Gabrielle Moss explores the history of this genre with affection and humor, highlighting the best-known series along with their many diverse knockoffs.

From friendship clubs and school newspapers to pesky siblings and glamorous beauty queens, these stories feature girl protagonists in all their glory. Journey back to your younger days, a time of girl power nourished by sustained silent reading. Let Paperback Crush lead you on a visual tour of nostalgia-inducing book covers from the library stacks of the past.

10. Life of the Mind Interrupted: Essays on Mental Health and Disability in Higher Education

Author: by Katie Rose Guest Pryal
Blue Crow Books
210 pages

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Read the #1 Amazon bestseller that tackles mental illness with a refreshing and raw honesty. Early in her career, Katie Pryal learned that being a professor isn’t easy if your brain isn’t quite right. I was a junior in college when I finally realized that I was different in a way that my medically inclined parents would call clinical.’In these deeply personal, fiery essays, Pryal tells her story of transformation that began the moment she chose to publicly disclose her own mental illness and leave her career in higher education to begin fighting for a better world for people with psychiatric disabilities.

The stories she tells are universal: the fear of stigma, the fight for accommodations, and the raw reality of living with mental illness in a world that pushes mental health to the margins. People carelessly call each other schizo and bipolar.

A colleague is fired for instability. Pryal learned that, as a psychiatrically disabled person working in higher education, her very livelihood could be stripped away by the groundless suspicions of others. But the problem persists beyond academia. With candor and grace, these essays discuss the disclosure of disabilities, accommodations and accessibility, how to be a good abled friend to a disabled person, the trigger warnings debate, and more.

11. Little Women: Complete Series – 4 Novels in One Edition: Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men and Jo's Boys

Author: by Louisa May Alcott
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July 12, 2021

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Louisa May Alcott ended Little Women (1868) with the words So the curtain falls upon Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. Whether it ever rises again, depends upon the reception given the first act of the domestic drama called Little Women. It was an immediate commercial and critical success, and readers demanded to know more about the characters.

Alcott quickly completed a second volume, Good Wives (1869), and later Little Men (1871)and Jo’s Boys (1886). The novels follow the lives of the four March sistersMeg, Beth, Jo and Amy, each with a very different character. It has been argued that within Little Women one finds the first vision of the “All-American girl” and that her multiple aspects are embodied in the differing March sisters.

But whatever the reason, generations of readers have loved these novels since they were first published.

12. You Are A Divine Goddess: Astrology Coloring & Witchy Adult Activity Book

Author: by Stella Stellium
101 pages

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As above, so below.All of the qualities that we associate with the goddesses above, reside in and are reflected back to us here on Earth. As creatives who love everything and anything related to the cosmos, we couldn’t wait to design and create a gorgeous coloring activity book for other astro lovers out there!

Our exclusive activity book inspired by our feminine perspective features the following astro-essentials: 12 unique coloring pages for each of the 12 astrology signs that all have the corresponding ruling planet/luminary embedded within the design. A coloring page for Black Moon Lilith as she deserves her own page!

Coloring pages for the following Goddesses : Vesta, Ceres, Juno, Pallas Athena, Psyche, Eris , Ariadne, Medea, Hecate, Mnemosyne, and Cassandra. Coloring pages for all of the witchy things – Potions (2 pages), Crystal Ball, Spell Book, Palm Reading, and the proverbial symbol of transformation, the Snake.

Coloring pages for the Luminaries . Mazes for the luminaries plus a maze to give Old Man Saturn his due!. Astrology word searches that include Phases of The Moon, Full Moon Name and Associations, Aspects, and Signs/Rulerships, and Goddess Asteroids.

13. The Feminine in Fairy Tales (C. G. Jung Foundation Books Series)

Author: by Marie-Louise von Franz
240 pages

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A Jungian psychologist explores what we can learn about womenand menfrom the feminine archetypes, symbols, and themes found in fairy tales In this engaging commentary, the distinguished analyst and author Marie-Louise von Franz shows how the Feminine reveals itself in fairy tales of German, Russian, Scandinavian, and Eskimo origin, including familiar stories such as “Sleeping Beauty,” “Snow White and Rose Red,” and “Rumpelstiltskin.” Some tales, she points out, offer insights into the psychology of womenwhile others reflect the problems and characteristics of the anima, the inner femininity of men.

Drawing upon her extensive knowledge of Jungian psychology, Dr. von Franz discusses the archetypes and symbolic themes that appear in fairy tales as well as dreams and fantasies, draws practical advice from the tales, and demonstrates its application in case studies from her analytical practice.

14. Deliverance Mary Fields, First African American Woman Star Route Mail Carrier in the United States: A Montana History (Huzzah Publishing)

Author: by Miantae Metcalf McConnell
530 pages

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O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE “10 Titles to Pick Up Now” February 2018AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE NONFICTION BIOGRAPHY1885 – 1914 Mary Fields, a fifty-three-year-old second-generation slave, emancipated and residing in Toledo, receives news of her friend’s impending death. Remedies packed in her satchel, Mary rushes to board the Northern Pacific.

Days later, she arrives in the Montana wilderness to find Mother Mary Amadeus lying on frozen earth in a broken-down cabin. Certain that the cloister of frostbit Ursuline nuns and their students, Indian girls rescued from nearby reservations, will not survive without assistance, Mary decides to stay.

She builds a hennery, makes repairs to living quarters, cares for the stock, and treks into the mountains to provide food. Brushes with death do not deter her. Mary drives a horse and wagon through perilous terrain and sub-zero blizzards to improve the lives of missionaries, homesteaders and Indians and, in the process, her own.

After weathering wolf attacks, wagon crashes and treacherous conspiracies by scoundrels, local politicians and the state’s first Catholic bishop, Mary Fields creates another daring plan. An avid patriot, she is determined to register for the vote.The price is high.

15. Don't Read Poetry: A Book About How to Read Poems

Author: by Stephanie Burt
Basic Books (May 21, 2019)
320 pages

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An award-winning poet offers a brilliant introduction to the joys-and challenges-of the genreIn Don’t Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another-and how they can speak to our lives.

She shows readers how to find more poems once they have some poems they like, and how to connect the poetry of the past to the poetry of the present. Burt moves seamlessly from Shakespeare and other classics to the contemporary poetry circulated on Tumblr and Twitter.

She challenges the assumptions that many of us make about “poetry,” whether we think we like it or think we don’t, in order to help us cherish-and distinguish among-individual poems. A masterful guide to a sometimes confounding genre, Don’t Read Poetry will instruct and delight ingnues and cognoscenti alike.