Women and the Rise of the Novel, 1405-1726

Women and the Rise of the Novel, 1405-1726

Book - 1999
Rate this:
It has long been recognized that women writers played a significant role in the rise of the novel.Women and the Rise of the Novelis the first systematic theoretical study of early modern women's fiction showing how and why it helped shape the novel's identity. While most studies of the origin of the novel begin with the eighteenth century, Donovan traces women's literary traditions from the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, focusing on the early modern period as a starting point. She examines works in Italian, French, and Spanish, as well as English, highlighting the contributions of various women writers from Christine de Pizan to Jane Austen.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c1999.
ISBN: 9780312230975
Branch Call Number: 809.399287 Donov
Characteristics: xiii, 176 pages ; 22 cm.


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings


Find it at OPL

To Top